The Texas Forestry Association will host a tour to highlight the selection of Harold and Mary Jane Denson’s 341-acre tree farm, in Smith County as the 2019 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 22.

The Densons manage their Tree Farm near Arp for timber income, wildlife habitat and hunting, recreation and aesthetic value.

The tour will begin with a history of this generational tree farm which has been in the family for 151 years. The tour also will include information regarding open land planting, reforestation, soils stability, improvement thinning and more. The importance of fire lane maintenance and erosion control also will be discussed, and the Densons, as well as professional foresters, will be on hand to answer any questions landowners might present.

Participants are asked to wear outside attire and comfortable shoes/boots for walking to the stations.

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 150 participants and registration is required to reserve your spot. Register online by clicking the Events tab on or please call 1-866-TXTREES, 936-632-8733 or email with your name, mailing address and the number attending.