Forestry Day & Seedling Giveaway at the State Capitol February 20, 2019

Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2019

TEXAS FORESTRY ASSOCIATION HOSTS FORESTRY DAY AT STATE CAPITAL

AUSTIN TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association will host Forestry Day in Austin at the state capitol building where they will give away 4,000 hardwood seedlings and a host a variety of meetings Feb. 19 & 20, 2019.

"TFA's presence in the Capitol city is essential in showcasing the wood and paper industry to members of the Texas House and Senate, as well as other statewide officials," said Rob Hughes, Executive Director of Texas Forestry Association. "The timber industry accounts for more than 144,000 jobs for Texans, and manufactures more than 5,000 products we enjoy every day."

Forestry Day is made up of several key events including the Association's Board of Director's meeting that will begin at 3pm on Tuesday at the State Capitol in the Criminal Court of Appeals Courtroom on the third floor. On Wednesday, February 20, TFA will host a breakfast with key legislative members in the Capitol Grill in the Large Banquet Room, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The seedling give away will begin on Wednesday at 9am on the south side of the State Capitol and will last through noon.

Texas Forestry Association's membership began the program to increase public awareness of the tree planting efforts which take place each winter in the forested regions of the state. This will be the 15th legislative session in which Texas Forestry Association will deliver the forestry message to Austin residents by distributing the seedlings.

Each year, approximately 75 million seedlings are planted in Texas. "This illustrates the desire of private landowners and the Texas Forest Sector to maintain sustainable forests for future generations," Hughes said.

For more information on this event, please visit TexasForestry.org or call 936-632-8733

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Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for over 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.