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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

Tennessee


The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), Division of Forestry provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the State.  The State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

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Tennessee Forest Facts

The Tennessee Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Tennessee’s forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as air pollution, continue to threaten the State’s resources.  To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats.  The partnership between the two agencies has worked for three decades to maintain and improve the health of Tennessee’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Tennessee Division of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects, and Cherokee National Forest suppression/eradication projects, 1998-2001.
 
 

1998

1999

2000

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program

 

59,879

59,879

59,879

53,736

Forest Health Monitoring

 

0

53,000

106,000

53,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication

gypsy moth eradication

27,000

75,000

25,000

25,000

Cherokee National Forest

southern pine beetle suppression

2,000

0

94,000

100,000

 

gypsy moth eradication

5,500

3,000

0

0


For additional information, contact:

Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Division of Forestry

P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204-0627

(615) 837-5176
E-mail: bkauffman@mail.state.tn.us
http://www.state.tn.us/agriculture/forestry/health/index.html

(or)

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
P.O. Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802-2680

(828) 257-4317
E-Mail: Asheville Field Office
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth