TUFC names 2016 board members
TSU professor De’Etra Young is president of the 2016 TUFC board of directors. UT professor Sharon Jean-Philippe is secretary, and landscaper Patrick Haller is treasurer.
Board members are Chris Armour, Amy Dismukes, Marti Foster, past president Scott Johnson, Josiah Lockard, Vicki Turner, Lydia Wiggins, Scott Woods, and Mason T. Young. David Cook, Karen Davenport, Samuel Peyton, and Bruce Webster serve one-year appointments.
Center of Excellence has busy season
More than 6,650 individuals participated in tree-related events or classes at TUFC’s Center of Excellence, Memphis Botanic Garden, from July through December.
The center offered educational programming, arboretum assistance, family programming, and urban forestry support as well as enhancing MBG’s collections by planting five trees and shrubs a week.
Actitivies included Trees and Forests Day, five-week urban forestry classes, a tree walk, talks on conifers, rainforests, and classes on Trees of Tennessee and Tremendous Trees.
MBC worked with Middleton Arboretum, Cordova Library, Drummonds Park, and LaGrange Cemetery on identification, naming, and signage.
The center also hosted the 2016 TUFC urban forestry conference. MORE
Apply for Tree Campus USA grant
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering mini-grants to support Arbor Day celebrations this spring.
Recognized Tree Campuses, current Alliance for Community Trees member organizations, or campuses planning to qualify are eligible for $1,000 awards to hold a joint celebration.
The celebration event must be centered around tree planting, care, education, or other urban forestry activities.
National Arbor Day is April 29. APPLY
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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