A primary component of the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation is providing outreach to Virginia's 1,200 Tree Farmers and education about Tree Farm to other woodland owners.
The Virignia Forest Landowner Education Program partners with the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation to offer an annual series of Tree Farm dinners. These dinners bring woodland owners together to tour an active Tree Farm, learn about the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation, and provide fellowship among those who care about healthy woods and active woodland management. Learn more about the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation.
As of November 1st, 2019, the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation will be a fee-based certification program. The fee is $100 to certify a new Tree Farm and a $50 annual certification fee for all Tree Farms. Owners of more than 1 Tree Farm will be charged $50 per Tree Farm, up to a maximum annual fee of $250. For more information, see Tree Farm fee FAQs.
Virginia is getting a Lancscape Management Plan (LMP) for all counties east of, and including, Route 29. Visit the Tree Farm Foundation's LMP FAQ page to learn what this is and how it may benefit you. More information and education on this topic will be offered in Spring 2020.
If you are a natural resource professional and want to be involved with the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation, please consider becomming a Tree Farm Inspector. If you meet the education/professional requirements, you simply need to attend a 4-hour in-person training to become certified. Contact Nancy Godwin, NGodwin@franklinlumber.net, to find an inspector training near you.