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If you own or are considering the purchase of Michigan woodlands, a scientific evaluation can be made to identify your forest management options.

Before you consider a timber harvest of your Upper Peninsula forest, it is essential that you have written management plan.

A well thought out forest management plan should describe your property by stand or timber type.

We help you improve and maintain soil and water quality, and reforestation practices when needed.

The American Tree Farm System has established a relatively new program called the American Tree Farm System, Group Certification Process.

If you are interested in long-term sustainable forest management for your property, this is the program for you.

The natural woodlot is an apparently simple place. Its esthetic elements don't appear to be complex; clean water, timber, wildlife.

Forest care benefits both the woodland property and its owner by appropriately maximizing the kind of healthy, balanced growth that facilitates both land and habitat improvement.

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"The Sign of Good Forestry"

Welcome to Grossman Forestry Tree Farm Group of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The American Tree Farm System has established a relatively new program called the American Tree Farm System, Group Certification Process.

Grossman Forestry Company has started the Grossman Forestry Tree Farm Group in order to offer this service to our current and future clients.
Upper Peninsula Tree Farm Group "The Sign of Good Forestry"  Welcome to Grossman Forestry Tree Farm Group of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The American Tree Farm System has established a relatively new program called the American Tree Farm System, Group Certification Process.
If you are interested in long-term sustainable Upper Peninsula of Michigan forest management for your U.P. property, this is the program for you.  There are many great benefits when you become a member.
Program Benefits
These benefits generally include facilitating the flow of information to landowners, maintaining market access, improving forest management practices, reducing the overall costs of forest certification for landowners, and assuring customers and the public that landowners are practicing sustainable forestry.

In addition, Tree Group Members located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan enjoy all of the rights and benefits of individual Tree Farmers.

Benefits include:

  • Certified Sustainable Forest.
  • Right to display Tree Farm Sign.
  • Participate in National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Contest.
  • Opportunity to purchase and use Tree Farm promotional items.
  • Subscription to Tree Farmer Magazine.
  • Local information from State Tree Farm Committee and Co-Sponsoring Organizations.
  • Information on local, state, and national legislation.
  • Invitation to attend the annual National Tree Farmer convention.

The ATFS
The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) was founded in 1941 as a way for private forest owners to learn how to sustainably manage their forests.
By 1944, the ATFS was certifying the nation’s private forests as a way to assure both the United States Congress and the public that the forests were being renewed and managed in a sustainable manner.

Over the past sixty years, the ATFS has grown and continued to improve and now includes over 60,000 certified properties that currently represent approximately 26 million acres. 

All of the certifications of conformance with the American Forest Foundation Standard have been individual certifications conducted by a volunteer force of professional inspecting foresters.

Over the past ten years, the concept of certification of “Good Forestry” by a professional forester that is embodied in the American Tree Farm System has gained a substantial following, both within the U.S. and internationally.
With the increased interest in forest certification by the global forest products industry, customers, and other non-governmental organizations, the ATFS has experienced renewed interest.

Improving Forest Management
Access to professional forestry advice, contracting with competent loggers, and implementing state-of-the-art forest management practices has the added benefit of improving forest management and maintaining the long-term productivity of the land. Family forest owners universally want to leave the land in a better condition than when they purchased it. Working within a larger Group Organization facilitates the adoption of best practices and reinforces the Tree Farm “Land Ethic.”

Broad implementation of sustainable forestry practices also increases the credibility and professionalism of the entire forestry community. Improved credibility with the public and policy makers will tend to reduce pressure for overly burdensome government laws and regulation. Thus, improving the practice of sustainable forestry makes good business sense as well as improves environmental quality.

Read additional information about the benefits, procedures, membership, and more by downloading a PDF File below.

Grossman Forestry Tree Farm Group has provided potential clients with the following PDF's.
Simply click on the American Tree Farm PDF file of your choice to download>>.
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SOP – 01

Grossman Forestry Tree Farm Group
Standard Operating Procedure

   
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P&P-01

AFF Standards - 2015-2020 (includes guidance)

AFF Standards – 2010-2015

AFF Standards GUIDANCE– 2010

AFF Standards – 2004-2008

ATFS Form

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Application for Group Members

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Document List

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Invitation to Join

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Annual Membership Inquiry

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Upper Peninsula Forestry Press Releases:

Martindale received "bronze hard hat award"  1/14/13

Carbon Credits SOLD -- 11/10/08

Miller Awarded Michigan Young Forester of the Year for 2007 11/13/07
Over 100,000 acres of approved Stewardship plans! 10/19/07

Grossman Awarded Michigan Forester of the Year for 2005!
Press Release 11/08/2005

Grossman receives Certificate of Conformance
Press Release 7/08/2005