In December the State Forester spent a day in our 30 acres of woods by our home, and is developing a Forest Management plan to carry out over the next five years. The management objectives are to improve the forest for watershed, wildlife and recreation. Because of the diversity of the forest, and the management objectives, the forester enrolled our woods as a Certified Tree Farm with the American Tree Farm System. We named our farm “Highland Tree Farm” (we had to name it to get it enrolled). Here is the sign we have posted to show we are a certified tree farm.
Soon the forester will visit out other woods near Alfred, NY, and will certify it. We are naming that farm “Deer Run Tree Farm” in honor of all the deer that live there.