Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and partners are helping replace trees lost in Gatlinburg’s catastrophic fire last year. We’ll be giving away container-grown trees for private and public lands at a Gatlinburg city park in October 2018. Help us raise $20,000 — buy a book, give a tree, start a grove today! MORE
TUFC volunteers contributed 2,719 hours spent on TUFC and urban forestry from October 2016 to September 2017. Give yourself a pat on the back!
The September/October issue of The Tennessee Conservationist features several arboreta certified by TUFC. MORE
Okeena Park, a Level 1 since 2005, is now certified as a Level 2 arboretum with 69 trees. The 10-acre public park features a one-mile walking trail through an old-growth forest. MORE
An arboretum since 2013, it has been recertified as Level 4 with 340 trees, 160 types, 144 species, 82 genera, and five species of bamboo. MORE
In addition, Ardinna Woods, Cleveland State, Reflection Riding, and Tusculum College have been added to the arboreta gallery. MORE
Tennessee's Wild Side featured the Old Oak of Tusculum College, a member of TUFC's Landmark Tree Registry. The episode aired on Cookeville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville PBS stations in September. WATCH
TUFC's newest tree sanctuary is Ed and Suzanne Buck Tree Sanctuary in Cookeville. The residential arboretum program has certified 11 properties. SLIDESHOW
In addition, an anonymous sanctuary in White House has been certified with 21 trees.
Somerville's David Smith won American Grove's Great American Tree Photo Contest with his photo of a softshell hickory. Smith donated half his first-place prize money to TUFC. A photo of a Tennessee white oak won third place. WINNERS
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is October 19. MORE
The West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC and Memphis Botanic Garden sponsored the September Urban Forestry Advisor course on issues facing the urban tree canopy. Instructors included Eric Bridges, Wes Hopper, Jim Volgas, Shawn Posey, and Joellen Dimond.
Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card.
Kroger donated more than $40 to TUFC last quarter, earned by seven 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 or call 1-800-576-4377, option 3. Remember to relink your Kroger card to TUFC every August.
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You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE