Monthly Archives: December 2017

Wind Chill

Wind Chill By:  Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division The humorist Carl Hurley once said that he wished they had never invented the wind-chill factor given in weather reports.  “Use to when they said it was 29 degrees it … Continue reading

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The Shape of Snow

The Shape of Snow By: Steve Roark, TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division Snow is a weather event that is either loved or loathed, with not much middle ground. There is no denying however that a gently falling snow is a … Continue reading

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Rudolf the Red Nosed Rein…..dear?

Rudolf the Red Nosed Rein…..dear? By Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division By now you have no doubt heard the obligatory Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer song ten times on the radio or department store sound systems.  The assumption … Continue reading

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Holiday Crafts from the Forest

Holiday Crafts From The Forest By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Division of Forestry Many celebrate the Christmas season by decorating our homes.  Local woodlands contain many trees, shrubs and plants that can be used to create decorations that look … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees: Real or Plastic

Christmas Trees: Real or Plastic ?        By: Steve Roark TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division Being “green” is in vogue these days, so as the holidays approach you may be pondering over which is better for the environment, … Continue reading

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