October 2016 Issue

Branching Out
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Trees of Tennessee on sale to celebrate TUFC's anniversary

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

Help conference with auction challenge

Bring your tired (but not too tired), your discarded (usable of course), your new and unique items for the 2016 conference silent auction held during the reception October 6 in Murfreesboro. Fill up your very own themed basket with kitten mittens, insect nests, landscape/gardening books, toys—whatever other items that don’t fit into your themed baskets are most welcome.

Oaklands arboretum certified in Murfreesboro


TUFC certified Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro as the state's newest arboretum. The Level 1 site features winding pathways leading to a natural spring and trees aging to almost 300 years old, including the Oaklands White Oak, a TUFC Historic Tree. TUFC arboreta

West chapter meets October 20

The West chapter of TUFC meets October 20 at 1 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE

Memphis has forester opening

Memphis is hiring a city forester. MORE

Newsletter features TUFC officer


TUFC treasurer Sharon Jean-Philippe is featured in a recent issue newsletter. MORE

Kroger card earns for TUFC


Kroger donated more than $75 to TUFC last quarter, earned by supporters using their Kroger Plus shopper's cards. Seven households earned a $78.65 donation between June 1 and August 31.

Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card. Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here. Be sure to update your account every August.

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

New, renewing TUFC members

Sarah Webster
Frances Peebles
Vicki Turner
Powers Treeology


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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