January 2017 Issue

Branching Out

Gatlinburg's trees need your help

Replant Gatlinburg

TUFC sponsors Replant Gatlinburg, a statewide effort to restore urban trees lost in the 2016 Chimney Tops Fire. Your donation supports our 2017 tree restoration project. Donors can sponsor a grove, plant a tree, support tree care, or buy our book. MORE

Give $50 to plant a tree

$50 buys a tree $125 starts a grove $50 plants a tree $25 cares for a tree

Thank our donors

$500 Nashville Corvette Club $150+ Francis E. "Frank" Gebhart Memorial, Lisa Lemza $100+ Jewell Ward and Jim Brooks, Ridgetop Marketing, Trees Nashville/TUFC Middle TN $50 Chris Armour, Martin Brown, Sonya Hardin, Nancy Skinner, Janice Oliver, Frances Peebles Tree Care/Book Sale Vivian Austin, Big East Fork Lodging, David Bullion, Sonya Erickson, Debra Lutz, Angela Panvini, Blair Parker, Cathryn Perdue, James Thomas, Joe Walker

TUFC certifies Glenview as Level 2


Glenview Park in Memphis now has a Level 2 arboretum. Glenview Arboretum, certified in 2016, has a large array of labeled young and mature trees. The 24-acre park was established in 1943; its location was one of the first African-American neighborhoods to receive National Register Historic Preservation status in Memphis. MORE

Urban forestry conference opens October 5

Urban Forestry Conference October 5-6 in Knoxville

The 26th annual urban forestry conference presented by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council runs October 5-6 at the University of Tennessee.

Leading Green is the theme of the conference, which focuses on preparing participants for practicing urban forestry in a changing world.

Breakout sessions feature biology and business tracks; workshops focus on building better tree boards and tree selection and pollination.

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Forestry scholarship aids state student

TUFC's Bruce Webster Scholarship program provides $1,000 to a college student studying urban forestry.

The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a Tennessee resident attending a Tennessee college or university, a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and enrolled in a forestry program with an urban forestry concentration.

The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, long-time Division of Forestry employee and a founder of TUFC. Application is due June 15.

COMING EVENTS Tree climb video airs on PBS

April 8 Nashville PBS Show: 2016 Tree Climb 10pm
April 9 Nashville PBS Show: 2016 Tree Climb 9pm
April 21 TUFC Board Meeting Ellington Ag Center, Holman building, 10am
April 22 Cheekwood in Bloom TUFC Booth Nashville, 10am
April 22 Earth Day TUFC Booth Centennial Park, Nashville, 11am
April 28 Opening of Governor's Residence Arboretum Nashville
May 3 The Big Payback Fundraiser
May 20 Urban Gardening Festival TUFC Booth, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville, 9am
June 10-13 Tennessee Municipal League TUFC Booth Murfreesboro
July 20 TUFC Board Meeting Ellington Ag Center, Holman building, 10am
October 5-6 TUFC Annual Conference Knoxville

TUFC joins in The Big Payback

Big Payback

TUFC takes part in the Community Foundation's The Big Payback for the first time May 3 when the community-wide giving day kicks off at midnight to raise much-needed funds for the organization. Since 2014 the program has raised nearly $7 million. Watch your email for ways to participate and help save Tennessee's trees.

West chapter meets April 20

TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. April 20 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE

tree id

The West chapter sponsored a Winter Tree Identification workshop March 22 at Memphi Botanic Garden. Instructors were Eric Bridges, Joellen Dimond, Wes Hopper, and Shawn Posey, pictured.

$15 of every sale goes to TUFC's Replant Gatlinburg project

‘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
Book Cover




Promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests
in Tennessee

New, renewing TUFC members

ABC Tree Service
Arbor Care of East TN
Pinnacle Arborist Supply
Red's Tree Service
Douglas Airhart
Connor Ball
Jim Brooks
Cabot Cameron
Mikel Cleere
David Cook
Deborah Foehring
Jim Gafford
Jack Golio
Skip Heibert
Kasey Krouse
Debra Lutz
E. Bryan Miller Jr.
John Morrison
Janice Oliver
Sandra Oxford
Blair Parker
Beth Penland
Sean Pflaumer
Burk Renner
Eartha Reeves
Steve Scott
Mary Beth Sheppard
Jim Volgas
Joe Walker
Sarah Webster
Linnea West
James Wick
Memphis Botanic Garden
Overton Park Conservancy
City of Athens
City of Bartlett
Town of Collierville
City of Jackson
City of Murfreesboro
City of McMinnville
Wilson County
First South Financial


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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