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  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
    Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) poses a serious problem to the health of the black walnut tree. Tennessee Department of Agriculture officials urge area residents and visitors to help prevent the spread of TCD:
    • Don't transport firewood, even within Tennessee.
    • Don't buy or move firewood from outside the state.
    • Watch for signs of infestation in your walnut trees.
    If you suspect your walnut tree could be infected with TCD, refer to the TCD Symptoms Checklist to alert state plant and forestry officials, or call TDA's Consumer and Industry Services Division at 1-800-628-2631.
  • Tennessee Bat Working Group.
    White-nose Syndrome is a mysterious disease that is killing bats across the northeast United States. Many research projects are underway to help in the fight against WNS, from researching fungicides to modeling the spread and affects of the syndrome. If you would like to help there are many ways in which you can:
    • Report any unusual bat activity (bats flying in the daytime) or unexplained bat deaths to your regional TWRA office. Or check out the Report a Bat Link on this website.
    • Donate to a number of funds collecting money for WNS research (see National Speleological Society and Bat Conservation International pages below).
    • Adhere to state and federal cave closure advisories.
    • Encourage state and federal agencies to assist in WNS research and monitoring activities.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Tennessee Invasive Plant Council.

Partnership

Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Ellington Agricultural Center.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Academic

University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture.