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250,000 trees to be planted across Tennessee in February

(Tennessee Environmental Council press release)  The Tennessee Environmental Council is promoting the great need to plant 250,000 trees this February 24, 2018, alongside 25,000 volunteers of all ages.  Tennessee’s growing population equates to more consumption and deforestation.  The Council’s Tennessee Tree Project was created to plant one million native trees across the state.  The organization has planted more than 360,000 trees since 2007 fulfilling our mission to educate and advocate for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are collaborating with the Council on this statewide event.  “We could not host this successful event without our collaborative partners and sponsors.  We are grateful for the hard work of our volunteers and distributors throughout all 95 counties,” said John McFadden, CEO of Tennessee Environmental Council.

“Trees help protect our state’s most important natural resources,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “They are vital for maintaining water quality, healthy air, flood prevention, wildlife habitat and healthy communities,” said Martineau.

  • In 50 years one tree provides $130,750 in total benefits including oxygen, air pollution control and stormwater drainage.
  • The U.S. Forest Service found that more than two million acres of Tennessee’s native forests were cut and more than 500 thousand acres of forest were converted to other uses.

Visit the 250K Tree Day website (www.tectn.org/250ktreeday) for details, registration, and important updates.

250K Tree Day is a project of Tennessee Environmental Council.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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