TFA and Richard Saunders’ to Host 2015 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm Tour


Richard and Pat Saunders accept the award for TFA 2015 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year.
Richard and Pat Saunders accept the award for TFA 2015 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year at the 100th Annual Meeting of TFA held October 21-23, 2014, in Lufkin, Texas, at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center.

LUFKIN, TEXAS – The Texas Forestry Association will host a tour to highlight the selection of Richard and Pat Saunders’ 716 acre tree farm as the 2015 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Saunders manage the tree farm, located near Frankston, Texas, for timber income, wildlife habitat and hunting, recreation, and as a legacy for their children. The tour will include a history of this generational tree farm, owned by the Saunders family since 1870, as well as information regarding invasive species, the future of a thinning operation, chestnuts and wildlife food plots, and the effectiveness of prescribed burns. There will also be a guest speaker.

The event is free and lunch will be provided. To reserve your spot by April17, please call 1-866-TXTREES, 936-632-8733 or email with your name, mailing address and the number attending.

Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and recently earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2020. She is currently working on obtaining her MBA from Lamar University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.

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