Inspector Training & Resources

Tree Farm Inspectors are the backbone of the N.C. Tree Farm Program. These foresters and natural resource professionals volunteer their time to educate forest landowners on the requirements for certification and to see them through the certification process.


All Tree Farm Inspectors must meet minimum education and/or experience requirements and attend a four-hour Inspector Training class offered by the N.C. Tree Farm Program.

Resources for Inspectors

Who Qualifies for ATFS Certification?

The Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification

Inspection Form

How to Fill Out an Inspection Form

ATFS Management Plan Addendum