September 2013 Issue

Branching Out
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Promoting healthy
and sustainable urban
and community forests
in Tennessee

TUFC offers new member benefit

Your membership in TUFC just got more valuable.

You already know about the benefits of membership: a statewide network of urban forest professionals, valuable development opportunities, and continuing education on best industry practices.

Now TUFC members can get discounts on services from business-level members. Graceland and Milky Way Farm are the first two businesses to participate.

By showing your membership card, you can get 10% off the Mansion Tour and the Platinum Tour at the home of the King in Memphis. Milky Way Farm in Middle Tennessee offers 20% off membership.

More discounts are in the works. Join today to make the most of your membership. More

Businesses: Sign up to offer discount


Reach a statewide network of new customers who appreciate your partnership with Tennessee Urban Forestry Council by offering a discount to members.

When you join TUFC, we post your logo, company name, and contact information on our website and list you in the first newsletter after you join. When you offer a member discount, we’ll feature your company in our newsletter and on our website. It could be a percentage or dollar-value discount, a gift with purchase, free evaluation/consultation, or extended service agreement, whatever you want to offer fellow members. Sign up

Trees for Tracks

Middle Tennessee chapter sets October 19 planting

Trees Nashville, the Middle Tennessee chapter of TUFC, is partnering with CSX and ACT to plant 100 trees in North Nashville.

Trees Nashville is the local planting partner for CSX's Trees for Tracks project to plant a tree for each of its 21,000 miles of track. CSX is providing funding and volunteers; Alliance for Community Trees is the national partner for the program.

Volunteers will plant shade and street trees in the Buena Vista neighborhood. Nashville's recent tree canopy assessment identified this area as the lowest outside the downtown core. A 2013 street tree inventory located more than 800 sites for trees in North Nashville.

Tree Campus USA workshop is October 6

Tree Campus USA

Take your campus trees to the next level by participating in the Tree Campus USA workshop and volunteer tree-planting October 6 at Tennessee State University.

Attendees learn how to develop a high-impact program for their campus that delivers sustainable results year after year. They also get hands-on experience in organizing tree-planting events by volunteering to plant trees at Tennessee State and Trevecca Nazarene universities.

Registration is free. Event includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, T-shirt and hat, and gloves. Space is limited. Registration closes September 20. More

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Register for conference by September 25

September 25 is the registration deadline for the 22nd annual urban forestry conference October 3-4 at University of Memphis-Lambuth in Jackson.

The conference offers many benefits for forestry pros. Thursday workshops include tree risk assessment, rope techniques in arboriculture, and tree appraisal from root to crown. Friday's pesticide track looks at everyday pests, invasive insects and diseases, and tree-pest detectives.

There's plenty of info for plant professionals, landscape architects, master gardeners, and tree lovers. Thursday's Tour of Jackson's Trees visits Cypress Grove, Liberty Garden, and the UT Research Center. If you're wondering what trees to plant, sessions discuss the best trees for the area and some unusual trees you can choose. Register

Coming to the conference?

  • Campus and venue map
  • Please bring items for the silent auction. You can help TUFC by donating items from tree-related books and other items to small plants and pots, tools, T-shirts, and nature art.
  • Visit the UT Gardens Autumn Fest at the West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center October 2-3 for garden presentations and a large plant sale featuring a wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and pansies. More

Milan's vertical forest

Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale by
Stefan Boeri Architects Link