Rick Deppen, Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector of the Year 2001

Bucks County

Rick Deppen is a consulting forester and Tree Farm Inspector. The backbone of the Tree Farm and Forest Stewardship programs are the dedicated individuals who serve as inspecting foresters. Their duties include assisting landowners with forest management plans; providing alternatives, advice, and recommendations to assist landowners in implementing their goals and objectives; encouraging good forest management and stewardship; and promoting forestry education and awareness.

Rick not only excels at these duties but also serves as an Area Chairman for the State Tree Farm Committee. He has planned many tax workshops throughout the state and organized one of the few Tree Farm Families in Pennsylvania.