March 2015 Issue

Branching Out

TUFC now accepting applications for forestry scholarship

TUFC's new scholarship program provides $1,000 over two semesters to a college student studying urban forestry. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a Tennessee resident attending a Tennessee college or university, a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and enrolled in a forestry program with an urban forestry concentration.

The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, the long-time Division of Forestry employee, one of the founders of TUFC. Application is due June 5.

West chapter meets April 16

The next meeting of the West Tennessee chapter of TUFC is April 16. The meeting is at 1 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.

‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees

  • Hardcover coffee table book with 128 full-color pages
  • Introduction by TUFC co-founder Gene Hyde
  • More than 150 images including 68 notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees
  • Fascinating facts about notable tree species
  • Legends and tales of landmark and historic trees
  • East, Middle, West Tennessee sections
  • Proceeds to benefit TUFC programs for healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee


including tax

SAVE THE DATE! 2015 Urban Forestry Conference is October 1-2 in Memphis

Cities celebrate Arbor Day across the state

Memphis marks Tennessee Arbor Day March 6 at 10 a.m. at the 1400 block of Monroe Avenue. Free pecan and overcup oak whips are available. Crossville will give away more than 3,000 seedlings March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at 456 N. Main Street. Nashville celebrates March 12 at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park. The city will be recognized for its 20th year as a Tree City USA.

Environmental Council plans 50K tree planting

Tennessee Environmental Council is helping residents across the state plant 50,000 trees March 14. The Division of Forestry is providing the trees. TEC needs county-level coordinators for the event. Tree owners can pick up four to eight trees, to be planted in one hour. More info

Monthly webinars look at urban forestry issues


Planning in the Face of Change, one-hour webinars on urban forestry issues, are presented the last week of the month through May at 9 a.m. March 26 focuses on the urban interface. April 30 is on emergency planning, and tree management follows in May. SAF and ISA credits are available. More info


Promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests
in Tennessee

Emerald ash borer update

  • 39 counties including Davidson are now under state/federal quarantine.
  • EAB cannot be contained, and all ash species are at risk of dying.
  • Significant ash trees can sometimes be saved with permanent chemical treatments, if diagnosed early.
  • The most important way to slow the spread of EAB is to stop moving firewood.

Tennessee info
National info


New, renewing TUFC members


  • Timberline Tree & Lawn Care


  • Joellen Dimond

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