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Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet April 23-24

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 04:15am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Forestry Commission will tour Standing Stone State Forest on April 23 and will meet on April 24 beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Cumberland District Forestry Office, located at 929 West Jackson Street, Suite C in Cookeville, Tenn.

The agenda includes an overview of the district office and introductions of staff, a review of winter storm emergency responses, a report from the Cookeville Tree Board, and updates on the Shortleaf Pine Initiative, legislation, and tree seedling production and pricing.

On April 23, Commission members will depart from the Cumberland District Forestry Office at 12:45 p.m. CDT for the tour Standing Stone State Forest, located about 20 miles north of Cookeville off State Route 136 in Overton and Clay counties. 

The tour and meeting are open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the commission should plan to arrive prior to the start of the meeting on April 24 in order to be placed on the agenda.

The Tennessee Forestry Commission comprises seven members representing the public’s interests as it relates to forest resources in the state. The commission advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on forest resource issues. For more information, contact TDA’s Division of Forestry at 615-837-5520.

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