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Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods

thh logoTHH completed another great season of forestry education and outreach to landowners. Check back on this page later this fall to see a schedule of our next round of programs. The following is a summary of our last session. The recorded webinars will continue to be available through the year.


Forest Health is an issue that affects all. A healthy forest is one that supports sustainability – assuring that the uses of the forest today will not hinder the uses of the forest tomorrow. A healthy forest offers diversity in species and their age class, ensures clean water and air, supports diverse wildlife, all while providing the other beneficent uses that society values.

The 2013 Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Program addressed the following issues:

  • Options for treating degraded hardwood stands
  • Keeping a pulse on forest pests in Tennessee
  • Managing forest habitat for healthy wildlife
  • Forest inventory: healthy forests begin with an inventory
  • and more.

A combination of webinars and field days addressed these issues in February through April and had a statewide reach. Below is a short video taken by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture that gives a brief glimpse on what the field days were like.


Webinars require a computer with internet connection and speakers.

Previously recorded:

Assessing and Prescribing Treatments for Degraded Stands
presented by Dr. Wayne Clatterebuck, University of Tennessee
Summary: This presentation provides an explanation of what constitutes degraded stands and recommendations for treatment.
Presented and recorded:  02/27/2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time; Duration: 1 hour
Use the following link to watch the recorded webinar.

Tennessee Forest Pest Update
presented by Heather Slayton, Tennessee Division of Forestry
Summary: This presentation addresses forest related pest and disease issues in Tennessee, what TDF and its partners are doing to combat threats, and what landowners can do to protect their forests.
Presented and recorded:  03/20/2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time; Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes
Use the following link to watch the recorded webinar.

Field Days

Field Days require free registration in advance.

Dates and Locations:

April 12 - Ames Plantation (map)
April 13 - University of the South
April 19 - Cedars of Lebanon State Forest
April 20 - Lone Mountain State Forest


7:00 - 8:10 Registration

8:10 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 - 12:00 Speakers will address

  • Defining Forest "Health"
  • Exotic Invasives are Coming Soon to a Forest
  • Field Tour

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 Conclusion