Tennessee Arboretum Certification Program

Program Mission:
To develop  a network of arboreta across Tennessee that are well-maintained, open to the public and proactively utilized  for experiential education about trees and the important role they play in communities.

Program Vision:
To have a TUFC certified arboretum that is within a 30-minute drive of every Tennessee community. 

 

 

Annual Program Calendar

Tree Lists: Accepted Anytime
Applications Processed: March-August
Inspections: April-September
(Into October at Regional Liaison’s Discretion)

If you have questions, please contact
[email protected] or 615-638-8027 anytime.

TUFC Arboreta Certification Levels and Criteria

Level 1

  • 30 – 59 distinct tree species labeled with scientific and common name

  • Map of tree locations available to public (encouraged)

  • Certification = $175

  • Recertification = $125

     

    Level 2

    • 60 – 89 distinct tree species labeled with scientific and common name

    • Map of tree locations available to the public (required)

    • Certification = $250

    • Recertification = $200

      Level 3

      • 90 – 119 distinct tree species labeled with scientific and common name

      • Map of tree locations available to the public (required)

      • Staff or volunteers are available for tours

      • Certification = $350

      • Recertification = $300

           

          Level 4

          • 120 or more distinct tree species labeled with scientific and common name

          • Map of tree locations available to the public (required)

          • Staff or volunteers are available for tours

          • Publication of an educational newsletter at least twice a year

          • Certification = $450

          • Recertification = $400

                 

                TUFC Arboretum Certification Process