Monday, May 5, 2014
Tree Farm Assessment
Last Friday we had visitors to our property: Karen Boyd, a forester and the State Tree Farm Director, Tim Browning, a forester with the Alabama Forestry Commission and a State Tree Farm Committee member, Joann Cox, contract auditor with Price Waterhouse and Coopers and a forester, Nic Jordan, behind the camera and Clay County Forestry Commission ranger. Joann was here to look at our forest management plan and review our property to see if we were following the standards for Tree Farm Certification. This assessment allows us to sell certified wood from our property that is sustainable.
Our assessment turned out well. The assessor was very pleased with what we are doing on our property. She gave us some of the best complements a Tree Farm owner could wish for. She was very impressed with our outreach efforts to educate others about sustainable forest management.
They liked our signs and wanted a picture in front of them.