Tree Farm Program

The Delaware Forestry Association actively supports the American Tree Farm System, the Delaware Tree Farm Committee and more than 200 Tree Farmers in Delaware. Click here for highlights from the Tree Farm Fall Tour of the Merriken Tree Farm in 2010.

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is a network of more than 83,000 woodland owners sustainably managing 26 million acres of forestland. It is the largest and oldest sustainable family woodland system in America, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards.

For 70 years, ATFS has enhanced the quality of America’s woodlands by giving forest owners the tools they need to keep their forests healthy and productive. Stemming the loss of America’s woodlands is vital to our country’s clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and producing the jobs, wood and paper products we all need.

ATFS is a program of the American Forest Foundation.

Tree Farm Fall Tour

On Saturday, September 25th, 2010 the Delaware Forestry Association’s Leslie Merriken hosted the Annual Tree Farm Fall Tour at Fairplay, a certified Tree Farm and a Delaware Century Farm. The fall tour was entitled “Wildlife, Windmills, and Woods.” It featured presentations by a host of natural resources, forestry, and wildlife professionals.