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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Care with Christmas Trees

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While opinions may differ on how soon is too soon to put up holiday decorations, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that one thing is not up for debate: Dry and neglected Christmas trees can cause fires.

To avoid a devastating home fire, the SFMO encourages Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind when trimming the tree this holiday season.

Each year, fire departments nationwide respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families to Receive Christmas Trees from Trees for Troops Program

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Active Duty Soldiers and their families will receive a special holiday delivery from FedEx on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. FedEx Freight will deliver more than 300 live Christmas trees to help service members and their families celebrate the holidays.

Fort Campbell Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, will host the 2017 Trees For Troops initiative. Trees will be available at the Division Parade Field parking lot on a first come first served basis from 9:30am to 1:30pm for junior enlisted and 2:00pm to 4:30pm for any Active Duty Soldiers.

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

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Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Recycling Christmas Trees at Rotary Park

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department is collecting live Christmas trees for recycling at Rotary Park.

All tree donations must have decorations removed. Trees may be dropped off in the gravel lot across from the playground and will be accepted until February 3rd, 2017. The tree donations will be mulched and recycled for trail enhancement.

Rotary Park is located at 2308 Rotary Park Drive.

Bring your live Christmas trees to Rotary Park for recycling.

Bring your live Christmas trees to Rotary Park for recycling.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for January 9th through January 13th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Volunteer Day, Lake Trail Walk, Port Royal History Walk, Bird Hike at Port Royal, Cave Entrance Use, and Day to Night Hike.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Recycle you Christmas Tree at Dunbar Cave State Park

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – From now through January 10th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave will accept your used Christmas trees for their Trees to Trails project.

The trees will be turned to mulch and will be spread on the dam trail. Please ensure that all decorations have been removed and that they are tinsel-free. The drop-off location will be in the park’s parking lot.

Dunbar Cave State Park is located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville Tennessee.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

 

Video show hazards posed by dry trees

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard,” said Gary West, deputy commissioner of the Fire Prevention Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance.

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LBL offering Free Cedar Christmas Trees until December 24th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us, under Reservations and Permits began November 28th. Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained online anytime.

The public may also obtain a permit from the Land Between The Lakes Administrative Office, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday from now until noon on December 24th. Permits are not available at Golden Pond Visitor Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges Christmas Tree fire safety

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content of more than 100 percent by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.

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Clarksville Downtown Merchants sponsoring Open House Saturday November 2nd

 

Historic Downtown ClarksvilleClarksville, TN –  The businesses in Historic Downtown Clarksville invite you to their Annual Downtown Open House event this Saturday, November 2nd, during regular business hours.  The retail businesses are gearing-up for the holiday season and hope you will be among those who have pledged to “shop local” this year.  Most businesses will be participating with special events, refreshments and door prizes.

Rogate’s Boutique will be hosting its first ever Waxing Poetic Trunk Show.  Samples of their sterling charms and chains will be available.  With a $50.00 purchase of Waxing Poetic merchandise, you will be registered to win a beautiful sterling necklace, valued at $249.00.  In addition, all costume jewelry (excludes Waxing Poetic) will be 20% off during open house.

Downtown Clarksville

Downtown Clarksville Tennessee

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Winter Market this Friday, November 1st at Smith Trahern Mansion

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – It is going to be cooler and not supposed to be raining. That is good because we are moving outside for this Friday November 1st only.

Come shop the vendors, especially our fall vegetables were glorious last week and most everyone plans to be back Friday. «Read the rest of this article»

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