In Austin at the state capitol building where they will give away thousands of
seedlings and a host a variety of meetings Feb. 28 - March 1, 2017.
"TFA's presence in the Capitol city is essential in showcasing the wood and paper
industry to members of the Texas House and Senate, as well as other statewide officials,"
said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of Texas Forestry Association. "The timber
industry accounts for more than 130,000 jobs for Texans, and manufactures more than
5,000 products we enjoy every day."
Forestry Day is made up of several key events including the Association's Board
of Director's meeting that will begin at 3pm on Tuesday at the State Capitol in
the Criminal Court of Appeals Courtroom on the third floor. On Wednesday, TFA will
host a breakfast with key legislative members in the Capitol Grill in the Large
Banquet Room, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The seedling give away will begin on Wednesday
at 9am and will last through noon, or while supplies last.
Texas Forestry Association's membership began the program to increase public awareness
of the tree planting efforts which take place each winter in the forested regions
of the state. This will be the 14th legislative session in which Texas Forestry
Association will deliver the forestry message to Austin residents by distributing
Each year, approximately 75 million seedlings are planted in Texas. "This illustrates
the desire of private landowners and the Texas Forest Sector to maintain sustainable
forests for future generations," Hufford said.
For more information on this event, please visit TexasForestry.org or call 936-632-8733.