• Natchez Trace State Forest Work Center Opens

    Tuesday, August 03, 2021 | 02:47pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) today held a grand opening and tree planting ceremony for a new Division of Forestry work center on Natchez Trace State Forest in Wildersville, Tenn. Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M., State Forester David Arnold, and Division of Forestry personnel joined state and local officials, as well as Smokey Bear, to celebrate the opening.

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  • Boxwoods Shipped to West Tennessee May Contain Invasive Pest

    Friday, May 28, 2021 | 04:25pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis, in the United States and Tennessee is a state that may have received infested boxwood plants. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) was notified today that boxwoods shipped to a distribution center in Memphis from Ontario, Canada between August 2020 and April 2021, may have been infested with box tree moths.

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  • Tennessee Forestry Commission to Meet

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 03:24pm

    The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet June 9, 2021 at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Oak Training Conference Room of the Bruer building located at 406 Hogan Rd. The meeting is open to the public to attend.

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  • Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week May 23-29

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 08:41am

    Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 23-29, 2021 and it’s a great time for citizens to familiarize themselves with the signs of infestation and learn how to protect ash trees. “This invasive pest has been in Tennessee for more than a decade and, unfortunately, it’s here to stay,” State Forester David Arnold said.

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  • Cost Share Available to Forest Landowners and Industry

    Monday, May 10, 2021 | 02:31pm

    Multiple cost share opportunities are currently open for application and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) can help. During the month of May, forest landowners can apply for financial assistance to help establish or enhance their woodlands, and loggers can apply to improve harvesting capacity.

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  • Governor Proclaims March 5 as Arbor Day in Tennessee

    Friday, March 05, 2021 | 09:07am

    Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed March 5 as Arbor Day in Tennessee to recognize the importance of planting and maintaining trees in our state. This year’s state celebration will be held in Winchester, which is celebrating its first year as Tree City USA.

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  • Burn Permits Required Through May 15

    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 | 03:48pm

    With the snow and ice behind us, warmer weather is springing up across the state. That’s a sign it’s time for yard and farm clean-up. With debris burning a useful tool to get rid of yard waste, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that if they plan to burn outdoors, a burn permit is required through May 15 in most counties.

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  • Firewood Quarantine Rulemaking Hearing

    Tuesday, February 02, 2021 | 03:22pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) will hold a public rulemaking hearing regarding a new chapter for Firewood Quarantine on Feb. 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST. The meeting will be held at the Porter Building on Ellington Agricultural Center at 436 Hogan Rd. in Nashville, Tenn. and is open to the public to attend.

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  • USDA, Tennessee Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forest Conditions on Public and Private Lands

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 03:13pm

    Tennessee’s forests will benefit from strengthened partnerships between federal and state agencies following today’s virtual signing of a Shared Stewardship agreement. Under Secretary of Agriculture James Hubbard represented USDA and Tennessee’s Department of Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers, and Wildlife Resources Agency Director Bobby Wilson all signed on behalf of Governor Bill Lee.

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