October 2017 Issue
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and partners are helping replace trees lost in Gatlinburg’s catastrophic fire last year. We’ll be giving away container-grown trees for private and public lands at a Gatlinburg city park in October 2018. Help us raise $20,000 — buy a book, give a tree, start a grove today! MORE
Thank you, TUFC volunteers!
TUFC volunteers contributed 2,719 hours spent on TUFC and urban forestry from October 2016 to September 2017. Give yourself a pat on the back!
Magazine features TUFC arboreta
The September/October issue of The Tennessee Conservationist features several arboreta certified by TUFC. MORE
Dyersburg's Okeena Park now a Level 2
Okeena Park, a Level 1 since 2005, is now certified as a Level 2 arboretum with 69 trees. The 10-acre public park features a one-mile walking trail through an old-growth forest. MORE
White House Arboretum recertified as Level 4
An arboretum since 2013, it has been recertified as Level 4 with 340 trees, 160 types, 144 species, 82 genera, and five species of bamboo. MORE
In addition, Ardinna Woods, Cleveland State, Reflection Riding, and Tusculum College have been added to the arboreta gallery. MORE
PBS show profiles Tusculum's Old Oak
Tennessee's Wild Side featured the Old Oak of Tusculum College, a member of TUFC's Landmark Tree Registry. The episode aired on Cookeville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville PBS stations in September. WATCH
New tree sanctuary in Cookeville
TUFC's newest tree sanctuary is Ed and Suzanne Buck Tree Sanctuary in Cookeville. The residential arboretum program has certified 11 properties. SLIDESHOW
In addition, an anonymous sanctuary in White House has been certified with 21 trees.
David Smith wins photo contest
Somerville's David Smith won American Grove's Great American Tree Photo Contest with his photo of a softshell hickory. Smith donated half his first-place prize money to TUFC. A photo of a Tennessee white oak won third place. WINNERS
West chapter meets October 19
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is October 19. MORE
The West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC and Memphis Botanic Garden sponsored the September Urban Forestry Advisor course on issues facing the urban tree canopy. Instructors included Eric Bridges, Wes Hopper, Jim Volgas, Shawn Posey, and Joellen Dimond.
Card gets free money for TUFC
Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card.
Kroger donated more than $40 to TUFC last quarter, earned by seven families using their Kroger Plus shopper's cards.
Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here or call 1-800-576-4377, option 3. Remember to relink your Kroger card to TUFC every August.
and sustainable urban
and community forests
New, renewing TUFC members
- TREE SANCTUARY
- Dolores Hurst
- Ed and Suzanne Buck
- David Smith
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.
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