Maintaining Your Certification
After a tree farm is certified and in the N.C. Tree Farm Program, landowners should review their management plan annually and make updates when necessary. Keeping records of management activities as well as other activities will ensure that the plan reflects current conditions on the ground. Refer to these documents for help with reviewing your management plan:
The N.C. Tree Farm Program requires Certified Tree Farms to be re-inspected and recertified every five years. The ATFS Management Plan Addendum is a tool designed to help update your management plan, reflect on your stewardship objectives, assess the current condition and health of your woods and ensure that your management plan meets the 2015-2020 Standards of Sustainability.