DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15
Recognize excellence with forestry award nomination
Here's your chance to recognize the people and groups who make urban forestry possible in Tennessee.
Nominations for TUFC's Urban Forestry Awards of Excellence are due August 15.
TUFC presents awards for outstanding leadership, education efforts, or activities that have made a significant contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Categories include the Private Professional, Media, Builder/Developer, Government Employee, Citizen Activist, Green Industry, and Tree Board awards. Nomination form
Bruce Webster retires after 42 years in forestry
Urban forestry pioneer Bruce Webster has retired. The Division of Forestry sent him off with a luncheon in his honor June 16 at Ellington Agricultural Center.
His entire career has been spent in urban forestry. After years as the state urban forester, he retired as head of 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. Slideshow
West chapter meets August 20
The next meeting of TUFC’s West Tennessee chapter is August 20 at Memphis Botanic Garden.
West chapter website has new address
You can keep up with the latest news from TUFC’s West Tennessee chapter at its new website.
UF advisor classes begin September 9 in Memphis
The West chapter hosts a series of five urban forestry advisor classes from 9am to 1pm September 9, 15, 23, 30, and October 7.
Providing in-depth information on trees are Eric Bridges, Richard Beckwith, Joellen Dimond, Deb Foehring, Wes Hopper, Shawn Posey, and Laurie Williams.
Cost is $85. Call 901-636-4128 for more information.
Advanced tree ID workshop September 11 in Memphis
The West chapter holds an advanced tree identification workshop September 11-12 from 9am to 1pm.
Cost is $5 for active TUFC members who register before August 15 and $20 for the public. Call 901-636-4128 to register.
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‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees
- Hardcover coffee table book with 128 full-color pages
- More than 150 images including 68 notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees