Tree Farm Certification

Tree Farm

4901 Broad River Road     Columbia, SC 29212

treefarm@scforestry.org     803-798-4170

Tree Farm Certification

Tree Farm Certification meets international, third party standards of sustainable forest management may provide greater access to markets and may help meet growing demand for certified forest products.

CERTIFICATION INCENTIVES

Certification Incentives are now available for Inspectors using the SC Landscape Management Plan to certify new Tree Farms. Additional incentives are available for entering those Inspections through the CertApp online tool. New Tree Farmers entering the program as certified qualify for a one-year free membership in the SC Tree Farm Program.



Certification Program
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION:

Minimum of ten acres forestland with a written Tree Farm management plan or Forest Stewardship Plan and Tree Farm Inspection.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS:
  • Complete the application for SC Tree Farm Membership with dues based on acreage.
  • Create a Tree Farm Management Plan using tools and guidance from SC Tree Farm.
  • A qualified Tree Farm Inspecting Forester will confirm that standards and requirements are being met and assist with the certification process.
  • Upon approval, receive completed certification.
CERTIFICATION TOOLS: