Martha Sundquist State Forest Article

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Martha Sundquist State Forest is a Tennessee state forest located in Cocke County near Hartford. The forest was named in honor of former Tennessee governor Don Sundquist's wife, Martha. [1] The forest consists primarily of mature mountain and cove hardwood stands, and is surrounded on three sides by the federally-managed Cherokee National Forest. [1]

History

The forest was created in 2001 when the state purchased 2,001 acres (810 ha) from the International Paper Company (formerly Champion International).

Features

The forest features a hiking trail called "Tennessee Gulf Trail". [2]

Tree types found in the forest include eastern hemlock, [3] magnolia, maple, birch, and white pine. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b Martha Sundquist State Forest, Tennessee Division of Forestry website. Accessed: 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Morgan Simmons, " Martha Sundquist's Suggestions Adds Only Footpath to State Forest," Go Knoxville, 2 July 2010.
  3. ^ " Biological Control Released at Martha Sundquist State Forest to Protect Hemlocks," The Chattanoogan, 5 December 2012.


MARTHA SUNDQUIST STATE FOREST Latitude and Longitude:

35°48′N 83°01′W / 35.80°N 83.02°W / 35.80; -83.02