Free Field Day set for June 17 in McMinnville
Tennessee State University hosts Field Day with sessions on insects and plant problems, managing landscapes and nurseries, ornamental plant production, and urban tree management.
Bruce Webster to retire
After 42 years in state forestry, including 29 in Tennessee, urban forestry pioneer Bruce Webster is retiring.
The Division of Forestry is sending him off with a luncheon in his honor June 16 at Ellington Agricultural Center.
Bruce worked in South Dakota and Nebraska before moving to Tennessee. "I thought it would look good on my resume to work in a state with trees," he laughs. His entire career has been spent in urban forestry. After years as the state urban forester, he leads the forest management unit for the Division of Forestry.
Bruce is one of the founders of Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, which has established an urban forestry scholarship in his honor.
RSVP for the 11 a.m. luncheon by June 1 to Brian Rucker, 615-837-5439. Cost is $10.
TAEP, U&CF grant applications due June 19
The state Division of Forestry is now accepting urban forestry project proposals through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program and the Urban & Community Forestry Program.
TAEP funds will be used to enhance the state of Tennessee through tree planting. Trees must come from a Tennessee nursery. U&CF funds support all other urban forestry-related projects.
Projects that address ordinances, inventory and management planning, advisory organization, and staffing of an urban or community forestry program will be given priority. Other projects for education, training, printed materials, and travel to conferences are also accepted. The Division of Forestry will also accept proposals to fund urban forestry staff positions.
Local governments, private non-profit organizations, and educational institutions are eligible. Proposals must be received in the Nashville office of the Division of Forestry by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015.
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