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Tennessee Debris Burn Permits Required starting October 15th

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week October 4th-10th by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles.

The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Prentice Cooper, Franklin State Forests Campsites Closed to prevent spread of Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is creating safety and health concerns for the public and forestry staff.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

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Burn Permits Required Beginning September 23rd

 

Tennessee ForestryNashville, Tn – With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires beginning Sept. 23rd.  

Typically, burn permits are required statewide Oct. 15th-May 15th.  While Tennessee has not seen an increase in the number of wildfires, and indications right now don’t suggest a high fire danger, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is putting burn permits in place early as a precaution.  If current weather conditions continue as leaf fall begins, fire danger may escalate.  

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City of Clarksville to celebrate Arbor Day on April 5th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will celebrate Arbor Day by planting two poplar trees at 11:00am on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at Barksdale Elementary School, 1920 Madison Street.

The trees to be planted have been donated by the Clarksville Tree Board.

City of Clarksville to plant trees at Barksdale Elementary School.

City of Clarksville to plant trees at Barksdale Elementary School.

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Tennessee has record low number of Wildfires in 2018

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – Tennessee is celebrating a record to be proud of. Thanks to favorable weather and citizens who burned debris safely, 2018 saw a record low number of wildfires.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is working to continue that trend throughout 2019 by reminding citizens that if they plan to burn outdoors, a burn permit is required.

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Tennessee State Forester Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th, 2018.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry offers a variety of services with new rates

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry offers a variety of services for landowners to assist with management of Tennessee’s forest resources. Beginning July 1st, 2018 new rates will take effect.

The division’s vendor services include prescribed burning, firebreak installation, timber marking and tree planting and are available to private and public forestland owners statewide.

New Cat Dozer on Rx Burn in D-4

New Cat Dozer on Rx Burn in D-4

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As fire crews contain hundreds of acres of wildfire that are currently burning in Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Care must be taken to ensure that burnings are conducted safely.”

9 out of 10 Wildfires are created by people.

9 out of 10 Wildfires are created by people.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The seasonable spring weather has sent Tennesseans outside to spruce up their properties. Because these maintenance efforts often include burning of tree limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We urge residents to take care and use all safety precautions.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reminds Tennesseans that Burn Permits required through May 15th, 2014

 

Record low number of fires in 2013

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – With Spring drawing near, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing outdoor burning, a burn permit is required.

In 2013, the Division of Forestry recorded the lowest number of wildland fires since 1927. There were a total of 639 wildfires that burned 9,033 acres (lowest burned acreage was 7,110 in 2003). Increased efforts in fire prevention and suppression contributed to this record low, and landowners getting burn permits to conduct safe debris burning played a major role in that effort. «Read the rest of this article»

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