Welcome! The Ohio Tree Farm program is the application of the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) to Ohio and is operated by volunteers through the Ohio Tree Farm Committee.
To promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private land while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forests.
The four segments of our sign emphasize this integrated approach to the management of our woodlands:
1) Wood 2) Water 3) Wildlife 4) Recreation
Management of woodlands by the ATFS standards leads to a designation of a 'Certified Family Forest' that indicates the Tree Farmer's goals are to provide a renewable resource in a sustainable manner while maintaining a healthy forest that protects water, wildlife, and recreational values.
Chris Duckworth of Duckworth Farms
2016 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year
2016 Ohio Tree Farm Inspector of the Year
2016 National Tree Farm
Inspector of the Year
Ohio Tree Farm Inspectors List
Thompson Library Exhibit
The public is invited to experience the beautiful white oak paneling, millwork and furniture in the Thompson Library at The Ohio State University. An exhibit titled "Building Ohio State: From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library" is going to be featured in the Gallery area of the Thompson Library starting Feb. 1 and running through May 14, 2017. The gallery exhibit tells the story behind the selection, manufacturing and installation of the woodwork that is the highlight of the library's recent renovation but broadens the story to include it in the context of Ohio's forested history. The exhibition highlights sustainable forest management and its continuing role in education, sustainability, and economic development in the state of Ohio.
The exhibit is open to the public for self-guided tours daily but check their website for specific hours and exceptions: