George & Jane Schmader

Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year

2008, Clarion, 170

George and Jane Schmader of Clarion County were recognized as the 2008 State Tree Farmer of the Year (STFOY) at the Pennsylvania Forestry Association’s (PFA) annual meeting and banquet in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania on September 13th. They have operated Hill wood Tree Farm since 1996 and were recognized as the Clarion County Woodland Conservationists in 2004.

George is an active member of the Clarion County Forest Stewardship Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Clarion County Conservation District. In addition, he is the President of the Woodland Owners of Clarion-Allegheny Valley, and he and Jane are active in the PA Forest Stewards volunteer program.

Next year, prior to state level recognition, Tree Farm will endeavor to recognize a Tree Farmer in each of six areas of Pennsylvania. One of these area winners will become the STFOY. The State Tree Farm Committee recognizes a Tree Farmer at the PFA annual meeting each year.