White Oak Initiative

See how one woman’s work to save a Tennessee tree carries on the legacy of a famous family.

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We hear all the time about how the policies and philosophies of some corporations are a threat to the environment. But we don’t hear a lot about how other companies depend on our natural resources to survive.

The American White Oak Tree is critical to industry for the production of multiple wood products…but it’s future is in question.

We’re taking you to the farm of an innovative landowner who is leading a mission to rescue this iconic tree from failure. And we’ll see how important her efforts are to one of the state’s most iconic businesses…. Tennessee Whiskey.

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