November 2015 Issue

Branching Out

TUFC adds four to Tree Registry

John Shanks White Oak

Two trees in Middle Tennessee and two in the East are new additions to TUFC's Landmark, Historic, and Heritage Tree Registry.

The Battle of Franklin Osage Orange stands on the grounds of Carnton House, a Confederate hospital during the bloody Battle of Franklin. The Carriage Drive Cedars at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage were planted in 1838.

The John Shanks White Oak, above, likely was present when the city of Jonesborough was founded in 1779. The Meigs Line Oaks mark a 1797 survey setting the boundary of the Cherokee Nation. More

Cordova Library named new arboretum

The Cordova Library has been certified as a Level 1 arboretum. The grounds feature a selection of traditional midsouthern trees, combined with a number of new varieties of traditional favorites. TUFC arboreta

Green Streets grants support low-income projects


Tree City USA communities can earn up to $20,000 in support of forestry projects in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.

Funding can go towards the purchase of trees, tree planting and maintenance, education and training opportunities. Not more than 50% of the total project funding can be designated for new trees.

Applications for the Arbor Day Foundation grants are due November 20. Apply


The American Trees That Are Electrifying Europe
Have a Seat In Oregon's Mysterious Octopus Tree

Tour Elmwood's historic cemetery November 14

West Tennessee chapter board member Jim Dennis leads a tour of historic Elmwood Cemetery November 14 at 10:30 a.m. The $10 fee helps maintain the Memphis cemetery's stately trees.

West chapter meets December 17

The next chapter meeting of the West Tennessee chapter of TUFC is December 17 at 1 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.

MFI 2016 begins February 21

The Municipal Forestry Institute is a high-level training opportunity educating people in leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry.

The weeklong program teaches tools for program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public outreach.

Registration closes December 1. Register

Emerald ash borer update

• Counties added to quarantine in 2015: Bledsoe, Cumberland, Franklin, Marshall, Rutherford, Trousdale, and Williamson


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‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees

  • Hardcover coffee table book with 128 full-color pages
  • More than 150 images including 68 notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees
Book Cover


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Promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests
in Tennessee

Emerald ash borer update

  • 45 counties including Davidson are now under state/federal quarantine. Map
  • EAB cannot be contained, and all ash species are at risk of dying.
  • Significant 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

Don't Move Firewood


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