June 2014 Issue

Branching Out

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 July 4.

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

International Place in Memphis is new arboretum


International Place, a campus of three 10-story towers on Poplar Avenue in Memphis, is a new Level 1 arboretum.

The global headquarters of International Paper has a 1.5-acre front lawn with 34 species of trees, including specimen oaks up to 36-inch caliper. The courtyard has a meandering stream feature, a small waterfall, and several understory varieties of trees. Arboretums

SAVE THE DATE! Conference is September 18-19

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Mark your calendar for the 23rd annual Urban Forestry Conference September 18-19 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. The Tennessee Tree Climb will be held September 20 at Ellington.

Programs will focus on problems and solutions for arborists and government tree stewards. TUFC will present the annual Awards of Excellence.

Free teacher workshops set for Pickwick Landing, Knoxville

Teacher workshops focusing on conservation are set for June 24-27 at Pickwick Landing and July 14-18 in Knoxville.

Participants study forest conservation through hands-on examples that can be incorporated into classroom instruction. The workshops are sponsored by UT Extension, the Tennessee Forestry Association, and Memhis Lumberman's Club. More

TUFC West offers course for urban forestry advisors

The West Tennessee chapter offers its fifth urban forestry advisor training course September 3 through October 1.

The five-week course provides 20 hours of instruction by local experts. Classes are held Wednesday 9am-1pm at Memphis Botanic Garden.

Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of government agencies.

Cost is $85; class is limited. Register


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in Tennessee


New, renewing TUFC members


  • Frances Peebles

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