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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Directory of Forest Products Industries in Texas Publications Forest Management Conservation Education Forest Genetics Pest Management Reforestation Seedling Nurseries Stewardship Urban Forestry Sustainable Forestry Economic Development Ecosystem Services Forest Inventory Analysis Forest Legacy Forest Taxation Heritage Forests Jones Forest Conservation Center Timber Price Trends Water Resources Wood Technology Fire Emergency Response Predictive Services Mitigation Rapid Initial Response Local Capacity Building Planning Preparedness T OP STORY Oncor offers unique Texas Star bur oaks to customers through Arbor Day program Nov 8 2012 DALLAS Texas Thousands of unique Texas Star bur oak trees a product of the Texas A M Forest Service Urban Tree Improvement Program soon will be dotting the state s landscape in an effort to conserve energy reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve storm water management Texas Star bur oaks are acorn bearing trees tailored to Texas selected from genetic families proven to perform well in the state s tough climate They can reach heights of more than 80 feet and have heavy branches that form an open spreading more S POTLIGHT The Texas Wildfire Protection Plan now is available for public comment T EXAS WILDFIRES Monitor Texas Wildfires Current Updates Google Earth advanced version After the fire Request

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    1915 by the 34th Legislature as an integral part of The Texas A M University System It is mandated by law to assume direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of the state In 2012 the agency s name was changed to Texas A M Forest Service Texas A M Forest Service employs more than 375 employees in offices across the state The Texas A M University System building in College Station The Forest Resource Protection fiscal office the Rural Fire Defense office the Forest Pest Management Laboratory and the A D Folweiler Training Center at the Cudlipp Forestry Center in Lufkin where Water Quality Forest Inventory Analysis and Wood Technology programs are based Twenty one district offices throughout East Texas administered by the regional office in Lufkin Regional Forest Resource Protection offices in Abilene Austin Bastrop Canyon Fort Stockton Fredericksburg Granbury Kingsville La Grange Lufkin McGregor San Angelo and San Antonio Urban forestry and pest management offices in Abilene Amarillo Austin Dallas El Paso Fort Worth Houston Johnson City Kerrville Meridian San Antonio and Weslaco The Western Gulf Forest Pest Management Cooperative in Lufkin and the Western Gulf Forest Tree Improvement Program

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=1712 (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    effort to conserve energy reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve storm water management Texas Star bur oaks are acorn bearing trees tailored to Texas selected from genetic families proven to perform well in the state s tough climate They can reach heights of more than 80 feet and have heavy branches that form an open spreading crown of dark green foliage Geneticist Tom Byram said the Texas Star bur oaks were hand picked for an Arbor Day Foundation energy saving program because of their durability Initially native trees growing in urban environments were identified he said We collected acorns from these trees and planted them in replicated field trials at multiple locations Outstanding selections from the best families in these field evaluations were grafted into orchards and managed for acorn production Oncor a Texas based electricity provider is sponsoring the donation of 12 000 Texas Star bur oaks to its customers through the Arbor Day Foundation s Energy Saving Trees program which promotes conserving energy and reducing household electricity bills through strategic tree planting We re excited about Oncor s involvement in this program said Gretchen Riley Tree Line USA coordinator for Texas A M Forest Service Not only do their customers have the opportunity to receive free trees specifically selected for the urban environment but Texans as a whole will reap the benefits of trees planted through this program Customers can reserve up to two trees per household at arborday org oncor An online tool allows users to find the most strategic location to plant their tree and estimates the resulting energy savings The 12 000 trees are estimated to yield more than 2 million in energy savings within 20 years as well as other benefits including cleaner air reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved storm water management Find

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx?dept=news (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    The Texas Forest Service is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race color religion sex national origin age or disability in employment or in the provision of services In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Sustainable Forestry Contact Texas A M Forest Service CHOOSE HOW TO SEARCH FOR YOUR TFS CONTACT Welcome to TFS Contact Us Report Arson or Timber Theft 1 800 364 3470 We offer many ways to search for TFS Contacts Simply choose from the search options below You can search by County Program Questions Feedback Employee Organizational Unit TFS Locations Persons with hearing or speech disabilities are invited to contact Texas

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?ctrl=20 (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Development and Sustainable Forestry TOOLS Ask the Experts Landowner Survey Forest Management Fact Sheets Directory of Forest Products Industries in Texas Texas Forest Service Texans Keeping Forests in Forests GET INVOLVED ATTAIN CERTIFICATION PRACTICE STEWARDSHIP Begin drafting the future of your property today Learn what it means to live in the interface Learn what an ecosystem service is and what it means to you Learn what your forest means to

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx?dept=landowner (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Office Finance Administration Fire Emergency Response Forest Resource Development and Sustainable Forestry Search Texas A M Forest Service WEB SEARCH Printer Friendly Back Loading Emergency Prep Risk Fraud Misconduct Hotline State of Texas Accessibility Site Policies Public Notices Open Records

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?ctrl=6 (2012-11-13)
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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Blog Water Resource Wood Technology DIVISIONS Director s Office Finance Administration Fire Emergency Response Forest Resource Development and Sustainable Forestry TOOLS Famous Trees of Texas Forestry Service Vendor Database Professional Management Service Referral List Tree Planting Guide Texas Forest Sector Economic Impact Forestry Pesticide Information Directory of Forest Products Industries in Texas Forest Resource Development and Sustainable Forestry URBAN FORESTRY BIG TREE REGISTRY Printer Friendly Back Big trees are a part of our Texas heritage Texas A M Forest Service coordinates the Big Tree Registry program in Texas and the purpose of the program is to Locate and recognize the largest known species of its kind that grow in the state of Texas Obtain the cooperation of tree owners to protect and preserve these specimens as landmarks for future generations to enjoy Stimulate interest in and a greater appreciation of trees their worth as a natural resource and as individual specimens Check out our Big Tree photo essays Click here to take a virtual tour of Texas with Big Tree Registry Coordinator Pete Smith and other foresters as they hunt for and measure champion trees growing across the state Additional Information How to measure a big tree Measuring Rules PDF

    Original URL path: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=1336 (2012-11-13)
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