December 2016 Issue

Branching Out
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DECEMBER ONLY! Trees of Tennessee on sale for $25

Support TUFC and celebrate the state's top trees with Trees of Tennessee, now on sale at the anniversary price of $25 including tax and shipping.

This beautiful book features more than 150 images including 68 of TUFC's notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees.

All proceeds benefit TUFC. MORE

Cleveland, Jackson add Level 1 arboreta

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway Arboretum is a new Level 1 with 31 labeled species. The project is a collaboration with Eagle Scout Grover Brown, Parks and Recreation, and the Greenway Board.

Grover Brown

Union University in Jackson is a new Level 1 with more than 40 labeled trees. Jonesborough’s Ardinna Woods Arboretum has been recertified as a Level 2 with 76 labeled species including rare black tupelo and Kentucky coffeetree and the Restoration American Chestnut as well as its renowned butterfly garden. TUFC Arboreta

Cortese becomes tree sanctuary

TUFC has designated Jim Cortese's property in Knoxville as its first East Tennessee tree sanctuary with more than 30 labeled trees. You can designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s arboretum program for residences. MORE

2017 landscape course deadlines January 2

Register by January 2 for the 11th annual Middle Tennessee Landscape Management Short Course January 10-11 in Franklin.

The course for green industry professionals features sessions on landscape design, urban forestry, equipment, diagnostics, and a new business option. ISA points are available. Schedule, Registration

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West chapter meets Dec. 15

The West chapter of TUFC meets December 15 at Memphis Botanic Garden in My Big Back Yard Guest House at 1 p.m. Members will elect officers. MORE

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ON SALE! Learn about Tennessee's tree treasures and support TUFC!

‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees

  • Hardcover 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
  • East, Middle, West Tennessee sections
  • Fascinating facts about notable tree species
  • Legends and tales of landmark and historic trees
  • Proceeds to benefit TUFC programs for healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee
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Promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests
in Tennessee


Make your home a tree sanctuary

You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE

Emerald ash borer update

  • 59 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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