As husband and wife, parents and as foresters; Tom and Leslyn have sustainably managed their Tree Farms by including their family when taking care of the forest land and also when it comes to enjoying the wildlife, forest habitats and outdoor recreation that their Tree Farms offer.
Tom & Leslyn started their own forestry consultant business in the early 1980's mainly because other private forest landowners "liked" the way they managed their lands. They enjoy helping and assisting others in practicing Sustainable Forestry. Their business "Tree & Trails Forestry Consultants, LLC" has assisted over 1,000 Family Forest landowners throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Many are repeat customers and have become "good friends".
The Jacobs plan to continue to be very much involved in Organizations that promote Forestry Education to Family Forest Landowners and the public, and remain active members of the American Tree Farm Program (State Wide & Nationally), the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association and other various "Volunteer Organizations". They will continue to educate themselves in Sustainable Forestry by remaining members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Cooperating Forester Program and Tom will continue as a WDNR Certified Plan Writer, to enable themselves to better serve family, friends and others needing forestry assistance.
Congratulations to Tom and Leslyn on a well-deserved award.
Other Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year nominations and winners include:
- Chuck Pogorelcnik for Price and Portage Counties
- Ak (Soterios) and Nancy Lallas for Vernon County
- Leo Fisher for Monroe County
- Gerald and Jacquiline Guarnaccio for Crawford County
- Paul and Ann Drzewiecki for Shawano County