Trott is a third generation logger with roots in Bedford County. He was recognized for his ability to work with landowners and his emphasis on environmental and safety practices.
Trott has served on the Bedford County Board of Education, is an active member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and is a member of Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. He supports forestry education programs and is a respected spokesman for the logging profession and timber industry throughout Tennessee.
According to Candace Dinwiddie, executive director of Tennessee Forestry Association, "The Tennessee Forestry Association was honored to present Sam Trott the Master Logger of the Year award. Sam is dedicated to promoting sound and sustainable harvesting practices in the forest while providing a good livelihood for his family and for those many families that have depended on Trott Lumber down through the years. He is a man of integrity and hard work, and well represents the professional Master Logger in Tennessee."
Trott will be recognized during the Tennessee General Assembly with a legislative resolution and will also be nominated for regional logger of the year later in 2013.
For more on the Tennessee Master Logger program and the Tennessee Forestry Association, go to www.tnforestry.com.