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Established in 1920, the National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the 50 states, five U.S. territories, three nations in compacts of free association with the U.S., and the District of Columbia. Our members manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass nearly two-thirds of all forests nationwide.


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#Stateforesters would like to thank the Sanfelippo and Peck families, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (@WDNR), and @quickactcasual for their help in bringing "Tree Hunter” to life.

“We need people to support trees. We need people to support tree programs.”- Dan Buckler, @WDNR urban forest assessment specialist

Champion tree programs can help citizens get invested in forestry in their own communities and help illustrate the benefits of urban forestry such as shade, stormwater capture, and higher home values.

NASF presents “Tree Hunter,” the third film in our #treestories campaign! Follow retired urban forester Bob Sanfelippo through Wisconsin as he searches for the best of the best “champion trees.”

We are excited to welcome Emilie Austin to the NASF team! In her new role as the Communications Coordinator, Emilie administers NASF Awards programs and supports NASF social media communications. Get to know Emilie in her introductory blog:

Pop quiz! How many of these tree species do you know? 🤔🌳 This tree hunter knows 'em all—and the distinct benefits they provide communities, too. Test your skills (or simply watch a master at work!) by tuning into “Tree Hunter,” the latest video in NASF’s #treestories campaign.

RT @usfs_r9: Grants available! Landscape scale restoration grants support partners working to: 🔥reduce risk of catastrophic wildfires 🌊im…

This spring, NASF shared a #treestory from Hawai’i about the cultural significance of coconut trees & efforts to restore them across the tropical world. 🥥 Stay tuned for “Tree Hunter,” our latest tree story, to learn about the impact of urban forestry in a Wisconsin community.

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