Who We Are

About Us

Founded in 1991, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) is our state’s oldest non-profit voice for trees. We are a diverse group of Tennesseans urban foresters, arborists, community leaders, educators, gardeners, landscape designers who strive to expand public awareness of the role trees and forests play in the urban environment.  Through our programs, events, and outreach, we work to inspire action, exchange information, foster collaborations, and represent all people to support healthy urban and community forests.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by various sources, including our members, program revenue, private donors, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower people to develop, grow and sustain vibrant, healthy, and productive urban and community forests.

Our Vision

Our vision is for every Tennessean throughout every region of the state to enjoy the full benefits of a vibrant, healthy and productive urban and community forest.