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New Hampshire Tree Farm Inspector Contests

Tree Farm Inspector of the Year Contest

Every year the American Forest Foundation sponsors the Inspector of the Year contest to recognize top performers among the thousands of Tree Farm inspecting foresters. The contest is based on the previous year's performance only, in order to allow newer inspectors to compete with the old timers.

While certification and inspection activity is a requisite, equal emphasis is placed on promotion of the Tree Farm System, and involvement in the forestry community in general.

Any inspecting forester can be nominated, provided the state chair approves the nomination. The nominee does not necessarily have to be the state's Inspector of the Year, if that designation is based solely on inspection and certification work.


Each state can nominate an inspecting forester for Regional Tree Farm Inspector of the Year by completing the nomination form, which follows this document, and submitting it to ATFS by their deadline each year (usually in the Fall). The nomination form can be supplemented with additional materials and information as necessary.

Inspector of the Year Nomination Form


ATFS staff reviews all nominations, and chooses regional finalists. Each of the four finalists receives a plaque from AFF.


ATFS staff, with assistance from other AFF staff, selects the national Tree Farm Inspector of the Year from among the four finalists.

The winner receives the Wes Meier Award -- a special marble and wood plaque. AFF provides the winning inspector travel assistance to attend the awards ceremony, which is held in conjunction with the National Tree Farmer Convention.

National and regional winners are featured in Tree Farmer Magazine.



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