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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Tennessee


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

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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, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

59,879

59,879

53,736

72,682

Forest Health Monitoring    

53,000

106,000

53,000

53,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication - gypsy moth eradication

75,000

25,000

4,100,000

0

Cherokee National Forest - southern pine beetle suppression

0

94,000

100,000

120,000

Cherokee National Forest - gypsy moth eradication

3,000

0

0

0


For additional information, contact:

Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Division of Forestry
P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204-0627

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

or

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

Phone: (828) 257-4320
E-mail: creynolds02@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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