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New Hampshire Tree Farm Inspection Forms and Program Policies

Once a landowner has decided to begin the Tree Farm certification, has contacted the New Hampshire Tree Farm Program and it is determined that the property meets the Tree Farm qualifications, a Forester will then do a field inspection of the property. The following describes the forms and policies used when a Forester inspects a property:

The "New Hampshire Tree Farm Rating Sheet" can be used by an Inspecting Forester to evaluate a property to see that it meets the states high program standards. The Instructions for the New Hampshire Tree Farm Rating Sheet is an aid for Foresters when filling out the optional New Hampshire Tree Farm Rating Sheet above. When it is determined that the property meets the program standards, the Forester is then ready to fill out a "National Tree Farm Inspection Record" (also known as the "004 form"). This record is submitted to the American Forest Foundation in Washington, DC and a copy is forwarded to the landowner for their records.

When changes to ownership or acreage occurs between inspections, the "New Hampshire Tree Farm Change Form" is used to update the records.

Properties over 2,000 acres require an inspection by a team of Inspecting Foresters according to the "Team Inspection Policy".

"Certification, Recertification, Decertification, and Dispute Policies" are a comprehensive description of the policies that govern the New Hampshire Tree Farm inspection process.

Displaying the Tree Farm Sign

Once a Tree Farm has been certified, the landowner can display the Tree Farm sign on their property. Signs make the invisible, visible. Thats what Tree Farm signs are for: to notify the passing public that the green countryside they are passing is a managed forest. Tree Farms will be invisible unless you do a good job of displaying the sign of good forestry on a post by the roadside for all to see. A Tree Farmer receives their signs through their Inspecting Forester.

 

 

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