• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries of Insightful NatureTREE BOARD WORKSHOP
Paul Ries, Insightful Nature • While the term urban forestry is only about a half-century old, the practice of managing trees in cities goes back much farther. What have we learned and where is urban forestry headed? Travel down memory lane and into the future to consider strategies we should explore to collectively advance our urban forestry efforts.FULL SCHEDULE
Tennessee has four new tree sanctuaries as TUFC's arboretum program for residential properties continues to grow. Roger and Thorunn McCoy's Tree Sanctuary in Nashville has 34 trees. The Douglas Airhart Tree Sanctuary in Cookeville has 18 trees. Knoxville has two new sanctuaries, Linden Craig and Mike Talley Tree Sanctuary, with more than 16 trees, and an anonymous site with 17 trees. MORE
The White House Greenway in Middle Tennessee is a new Level 2 arboretum. The 3.5-mile trail parallels Honey Run Creek as it passes more than 60 labeled trees.
In addition, Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville has been recertified as a Level 4 arboretum. Cheekwood is also TUFC's Center of Excellence in Middle Tennessee. La Grange Cemetery in Fayette County has been recertified as a Level 2. TUFC ARBORETA
Your donation supports Replant Gatlinburg, TUFC's 2017 tree restoration project to restore urban trees lost in the 2016 Chimney Tops Fire. MORE
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations, and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies.
The course meets Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4.
Instructors include Eric Bridges of Overton Park Conservancy, certified arborists Wes Hopper and Jim Volgas, West Tennessee regional urban forester Shawn Posey, and Joellen Dimond from the UT-TSU Extension.
Class size limited, please register early. The $85 class fee includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
The 19th annual Tennessee Tree Climbing Championship is set for Sevier Park in Nashville September 23. MORE
Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card.
Kroger donated more than $50 to TUFC last quarter, earned by six families using their Kroger Plus shopper's cards.
Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here.
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You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE