H.R. 5582 - the bipartisan White Oak Resilience Act (WORA) - was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 21, 2023. This bill was cosponsored by Congressional White Oak Caucus and Congressional Bourbon Caucus leaders Andy Barr (R-KY), Ami Bera (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) and Morgan McGarvey (D-KY). WORA showcases the power of public-private partnership, and the integral relationship between the resilience of our natural resources and economic growth. This bill proposes much-needed measures to rejuvenate America's white oak-dominated forests, support the hard-working folks who rely on them and promote biodiversity.
See press release at www.whiteoakinitiative.org/white-oak-initiative-raises-a-glass-to-introduction-of-white-oak-resilience-act
Other media coverage at: barr.house.gov/press-releases?ID=7E413504-8529-4039-8EDA-08E811373046 and spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/politics/2023/09/21/barr-mcgarvey-white-oak-resilience-act
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The Division of Forestry is accepting orders for tree seedlings beginning September 1 online through its new Forestry Seedling Sales. Those ordering less than 10,000 total trees and are using a credit card are to use the division's online store to place their order. Seedlings ordered from the store will be shipped by UPS. Those wishing to order seedlings and pay by check or want to pick up their seedlings at one of our two nurseries are asked to use the Tree Order Form and order through their local branch office. Division branch offices can answer questions or questions can be emailed to KYSeedlingSales@ky.gov.