The Wisconsin Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year for 2015 is Carl and Doris Mueller. They manage a 120 acres Tree Farm in Trempealeau County. Eighty acres are in the Wisconsin Managed Forest Law (MFL) Independently Managed Group (IMG) Certified under the American Forest Foundation Standards of Sustainability. They also have forty acres under the Wisconsin Forest Crop Law (FCL).
Over the past 37 years Carl and Doris have planted over 20,000 trees, completed approximately 40 acres of timber stand improvement including release and pruning. They have harvested over 130,000 board feet of logs and 800 cords of pulpwood. An additional 300 cord pine timber sale is currently under contract for a harvest. They have conducted invasive control over approximately 10 acres, built two 1-acres wildlife ponds, and stabilized the banks of several large erosion ditches. There are several miles of woodland trails that they have developed and maintain.
Carl and Doris have held many educational sessions on their tree farm, which include several woodland field days. One was an excellent turnout for the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association's (WWOA) 25th Anniversary Open House in 2004. There have been tours by church groups and youth organizations. It is easy to say that hundreds of people have seen firsthand what sustainable forest management is all about.
Carl and Doris call their tree farm the Quarry Tree Farm.
WASHINGTON—The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, has named Joe Arington of Wisconsin the 2013 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year, an annual sustainable forestry honor sponsored by STIHL, Inc.
The House of Representatives Passes Farm Bill which includes Forestry Provisions. The bill includes a number of provisions for forests, including new market opportunities for forest products, more conservation tools to forest owners, strengthened programs to fight invasive forest pests, and protection for woodland owners from unnecessary permit requirements and regulations on forest roads.
Find out more: http://www.treefarmsystem.org/forests-in-the-farm-bill-
The Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee 2013 Annual Tree Farm Field Day will be held at the Dennis and Kim Schoeneck Tree Farm in Oneida County on August 17, 2013. The application and directions are attached.
Dennis and Kim's Tree Farm in Oneida County is 225 acres in size and consists of pine, swamp conifers, northern hardwoods and an aspen-birch component. There are also a few acres of non-productive swamp and grasses. Consulting Forester, David Czysz, is the nominating forester.
Jim and Ann’s are hosting the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee's annual Tree Farm Field day on their farm located in northeastern Dunn and southwestern Barron on Saturday, June 2nd. Counties. Their current 425 acres consist of 190 acres of pine and other conifers. Northern hardwoods make up 127 acres along with 73 acres of red maple with an oak component.