Southern Appalachian

Saturday, March 5, 2011 || Morrison, TN || Bridgestone / Firestone Plant
TACFs Southern Appalachian Region with C. dentata, C. pumila, and C. ozarkensis ranges.

TACFs Southern Appalachian Region with C. dentata, C. pumila, and C. ozarkensis ranges.

Southern Regional Meeting
and Restoration Workshop





Saturday, March 5, 2010 9am CST



Bridgestone Firestone Logo


Bridgestone / Firestone Plant
725 Bridgestone Drive
Morrison, TN 37357
Phone: 931-668-5500

Morrison, TN is about halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga, TN.



From I-24 take exit 111.  Travel east on TN-55 for 15.7 miles and the                    Bridgestone-Firestone Plant will be on the left. 

From I-40 take exit 288. Travel south on TN-111.  This will turn into US-70/Memorial Hwy, which will turn into TN-55.  The Bridgestone-Firestone plant will be on the right.  This is about 50 miles from the interstate and seven miles from McMinnville.



Registration is free, but be sure to let the coordinator of this meeting know that you'll be coming so that necessary arrangements may be made and also so that updated logistical information may be sent to you.


William Y. C. White
Southern Regional Science Coordinator
TACF Meadowview Research Farms
29010 Hawthorne Drive
Meadowview, VA 24361
Cell: 423-298-3489
Office: 276-944-4631
Fax: 276-944-0394



 9:00am         Welcome by William White and Sean Fisher

 9:15am         Introduction to Chestnut- Greg Weaver

 9:45am         Update on chestnut planting by USFS- Stacy Clark

 10:15 am      Ten years of Locating and Pollinating Flowering American Chestnut  Trees in Kentucky and Tennessee- Joe Schibig

 10:45am       Chestnuts in the Southeast - Hill Craddock

 11:15am       Updates on the Phytophthora cinnamomi testing of hybrid chestnuts -Joe James

 11:45am          Lunch (provided courtesy of Sean Fisher)

 1:00pm            Facilitated workshop by Larry Lofton & Frank Sagona, RC&D

 2:30pm            Break

 5:00pm            End of Meeting

After the meeting the TN chapter will distribute its seedlings


Hotel Accommodations:

McMinnville, TN (about 7 miles from the meeting)

Best Western Tree City Inn
809 Sparta St, McMinnville, TN
(931) 473-2159

Scottish Inn
1105 Sparta Street, McMinnville, TN
(931) 473-2181

McMinnville Inn
2545 Sparta Street, McMinnville, TN
(877) 747-8713

Americas Best Value Inn
508 Sunnyside Hts, McMinnville, TN
(931) 474-2570

Manchester, TN (on I-24, about 16 miles from the meeting)-

Hampton Inn Manchester
33 Paradise Street, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-3300

Ramada Limited
2314 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-0800

Holiday Inn Express
111 Hospitality Blvd., Manchester, TN
(931) 728-9383

Days Inn
2259 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-9530

Country Inn & Suites
126 Expressway Drive, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-7551

Comfort Suites
152 Hospitality Boulevard, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-1301

Super 8
2430 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, TN
(931) 728-9720