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

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Minutes from Southern Regional Workshop

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