February 2017 Issue

Branching Out
Urban Forestry Conference October 5-6 in Knoxville

Urban forestry conference opens October 5

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.

Chair Sharon Jean-Philippe and the conference committee promise an exciting program and hands-on project.

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TUFC elects officers, board for 2017

Clarksville city forester Kathrine Killebrew is TUFC president, and UT professor Sharon Jean-Philippe is vice president for 2017. Landscaper Patrick Haller is treasurer, and Scott Woods of Timberline is secretary.

Board members are Randy Allen, Joellen Dimond, Amy Dismukes, Marti Foster, Josiah Lockard, Vicki Turner, Bruce Webster, and Mason T. Young. David Cook, Chaz Griffith, Seth Harrison, and Lydia Wiggins are one-year appointments.


Cleveland State recertified Level 2 arboretum

TUFC has recertified Cleveland State Community College as Level 2 arboretum.

The Bradley County campus contains 75 marked species used as an outdoor classroom for students and visitors. It became a Level 1 in 2006 and a Level 2 in 2011.
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West chapter meets February 16

TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. February 16 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE

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Applicator training is February 14

The 13th annual update training for commercial horticulture applicators is February 14 in the Lane Agri-Park auditorium in Murfreesboro. Sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $55 including lunch, and recertification points are available.
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TEC plans huge tree giveaway

free trees

Tennessee Environmental Council is distributing 100,000 free trees February 25 in the largest community tree-planting event in Tennessee history. Trees are free with an optional donation at checkout. Register

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

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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.

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