Gerald and Charlotte Kann have been named the 2016 North Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year by the American Tree Farm System! Congratulations to Gerald, a WWOA member, and his whole family on this fantastic accomplishment. The Kann family Tree Farm was also the Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year in Wisconsin.
The Kanns have planted thousands of trees, completed projects to prevent erosion, completed multiple thinnings, maintained their trails, planted wildlife food plots, and more. They have been involved in many conservation and community organizations, grown and sold Christmas trees, and Gerald and a friend had even began a custom tree planting business in La Crosse and Monroe Counties.
The Kanns have worked for decades to manage their land sustainably by consulting with a large number and variety of natural resources professionals and enrolling in different state and federal management programs.