January 2016 Issue

Branching Out

Kingsport’s Domtar Arboretum now Level 2


Domtar Arboretum, first recognized in 2010, has been recertified as Level 2. The arboretum, in 17-acre Borden Park, features more than 100 mature trees with 65 different species labeled with QR codes linking to more information. TUFC arboreta

Landscape short course runs January 12-13

The 10th annual Middle Tennessee Landscape Management Short Course for green-industry professionals is set for January 12-13 at Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin.

The workshop offers sessions on fruit trees, soil health, urban forestry risk management, insect and disease diagnosis, and better business practices. Both days’ sessions are eligible for ISA, Tennessee Pesticide, and TCNP points. The course, presented by UT/TSU extensions agents, costs $150 and includes meals, refreshments, and materials. Application


Alien TreesTen trees that seem to have come from another world
Trail trees are a living Native American legacy
Divers stumble upon ancient underwater forest
Ninja tree pruning

‘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


including tax

Book Cover

West chapter meets February 18

The West Tennessee TUFC chapter meets February 18 at 1 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.

Crape myrtle bark scale reaches Tennessee

The invasive insect from Asia is spreading quickly across the Southeast from Texas. The pest is not easy to control but soil-applied neonicotinoids can suppress the infestation significantly. More


Crape myrtle bark scale

New site focuses on forest health


A new site, protectTNforests.org, showcases Tennessee's forest health management program. Visitors find information on forest insects and diseases in Tennessee.

Emerald ash borer update

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


Promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests
in Tennessee

Emerald ash borer update

  • 47 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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