2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year announced

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, has announced the 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, an annual sustainable forestry honor. Every year, ATFS inspecting foresters and state committees nominate certified Tree Farmers whose conservation efforts, outreach efforts to their community, and advocacy for sustainable forest management exceed expectations.

The 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, are:

  • Joe Arington of Wisconsin, North Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
  • Bill and Joan Arsenault of Oregon; Western Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
  • John William Bembry of Georgia, Southern Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
  • Allen R. Yale, Jr. of Vermont, North East Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

The National Tree Farmer of the Year, announced at July’s National Tree Farmer Convention in Minneapolis, is chosen from among these regional honorees.