May 2015 Issue

Branching Out

Urban Gardening Festival May 16 in Nashville

UG Fest

The Master Gardeners of Davidson County present the 2015 Urban Gardening Festival May 16 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.

The free event features demonstrations and information about gardening and home horticulture and exhibits by local artisans, food trucks, growers, markets, organizations, and producers from throughout Middle Tennessee.

Certified Master Gardeners will field questions and teach how-to workshops on a variety of gardening methods and techniques suitable for the varied urban landscape of Nashville. More

‘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

Andrew Johnson WillowsTree of the Month

Andrew Johnson Willows, Greeneville More

Webinar on tree management


A one-hour webinar on tree management is at 9 a.m. May 28. SAF and ISA credits are available. More info

Old Trees

Woman photographs world's oldest trees More


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


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