September 2016 Issue

Branching Out

Get hands-on at urban forestry conference October 6-7

Whether you manage trees from behind a desk or behind a saw — or both — you'll come away from the 25th annual urban forestry conference with better tools and better techniques to do your job. Learn best practices from the experts and share your successes with your peers.

Get hands-on lessons of sustainable management of urban trees

Bruce Fraedrich

Keynote speaker Bruce Fraedrich looks at plans for sustainable management with emphasis on landscape diversity, selecting pest-resistant plants, matching species to the design, and preparing the site in Thursday's keynote address.

Fraedrich is a plant pathologist and arboricultural researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. His Friday session reintroduces pruning systems and looks at changing standards. MORE

Sessions focus on latest info, best practices

Is your city and your business ready for EAB? Get prepared with sessions on EAB preparation, other infestations, and the latest injections, drenches, and sprays for treatment.

Help manage an urban forest? Learn to measure and analyze with i-Tree. Get advice on managing volunteer tree-planting projects. And learn application tips for successful grant projects.

Get ready to get hands-on at the October urban forestry conference. FULL SCHEDULE

Tree climbing championship is October 1

Tennessee Tree Climb

The Tennessee Tree Climbing Championship is October 1 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. Contestants compete in five preliminary events and the Master's Challenge for the state title, which includes a berth in the ISA Southern Tree Competition. MORE

NSCC recertified as Level 1 arboretum


Northeast State Community College in Blountville has been recertified as a Level 1 arboretum with 47 labeled species of trees on a loop trail. The site was first certified in 2010. TUFC ARBORETA

Gardening show features conference tour destination

Scott Woods

Certified state arborist Scott Woods appears on Gardening in the City, talking about tree-rot repair at Oaklands Mansion. Scott will be leading a hands-on tour of his work at the urban forestry conference. WATCH SCOTTTOUR INFO

Update Kroger card for TUFC

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Help TUFC protect our urban forests by shopping. You'll earn rewards 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.

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

  • 49 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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