Data are coming in to the University of Tennessee’s Tree Improvement Program on how test plantings of American chestnuts in the region fared during this year’s long growing season, which started early due to a mild winter followed by a warm spring.
Sensitive Briers seem to be peaking earlier than normal possibly because of the dry, hot weather. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Polk County’s road committee met last Tuesday to go over the list of county roads in an attempt to have an updated list that includes all county roads with their proper names as well as the mileage for the roads.
Jason Bell successfully defended his doctorial dissertation titled “The Role of an Afterschool Program on Students Graduating High School: A Focus on Lived Experiences” in February at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Greg Paxton snapped this picture of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak a couple weeks ago at Camp McCroy (4H Camp) in Greasy Creek. He said he’d never seen one before, but it waited patiently on the branch for him to get his camera.
The Tennessee State Parks system has lifted a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in state parks, which was put into place June 29, 2012, due to dry weather conditions and the potential for wildfire hazards.