Weyerhaeuser recently announced that preference will be given to
landowners with Tree Farm Certification. Preference may include the
- Incentives —
The company will maintain a priority market for material from certified
Tree Farms, especially when suppliers are put on quotas.
- Procurement decisions —
Where a Vendor Management Plan is used (which scores wood suppliers on a
number of metrics) Tree Farm certification will be a positive
- Policies and Tracking —
The company will declare support for the American Tree Farm System in
its wood procurement policy and it will track its use of wood from
certified Tree Farms.
- Support expansion of the American Tree Farm System —
The company will offer landowner assistance to encourage Tree Farm
certification and the management of forests to American Tree Farm System
Standards of Sustainability.
Verdery Forest Management, Inc. is certified by the American Tree
Farm System, and will provide inspections free of charge to become
certified. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming Tree Farm
Certified. Visit Weyerhaeuser’s News Release for more information about preference given to Tree Farmers, or visit the American Tree Farm System website for more information on becoming certified.