Tree Sanctuary

 

Make Your Home a Tree Sanctuary

Tree Sanctuary Plaque

Tennessee residents can now designate their property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s program for residences.

About

A tree sanctuary is a collection of trees on a property that is privately owned. Homeowners can apply to become a tree sanctuary for their own benefit or for the benefit of their community. Properties can remain closed except to family and friends or open on occasions for garden clubs and tree enthusiasts. The Tree Sanctuary program is an outgrowth of TUFC’s arboreta certification of public properties and businesses.

Criteria

The certification process requires identifying at least 10 tree species on the property and submitting pictures and a map of the trees with their common and scientific names. Homeowners are also required to sign a healthy yard pledge, which includes no topping, using a certified arborist and providing proper maintenance.

Certification Includes

Tree Sanctuary participants receive a Tennessee made outdoor plaque, subscription to our newsletter, and recognition on our website, social media pages, in our newsletter and at our conference (if desired).

Deadlines for Submission

  • Twice per Year: June 30th and October 31st
  • Applications processed and plaques mailed out during the month after deadline.

Tree Sanctuary Certification Costs

  • Current TUFC Members: $75
  • Non-members: $125
  • Replacement of original plaque: $35

Click here to complete Tree Sanctuary Application

 Tree Sanctuary Information Guide for Homeowners

Tennessee Tree Sanctuaries

wdt_ID Name City Region # of Trees Year
1 Anonymous Memphis West Tennessee 20 2016
2 Walker Tree Sanctuary Ripley West Tennessee 36 2016
3 Orion Hill Tree Sanctuary Arlington West Tennessee 27 2018
4 Shawnee Waters Gallatin Middle Tennessee 120+ 2016
5 Marty and Kristin Shaw Tree Sanctuary Franklin Middle Tennessee 50+ 2017
6 Roger and Thorunn McCoy Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 34 2017
7 Anonymous White House Middle Tennessee 21 2017
8 Frances and Roddie Peebles Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 30 2018
9 William Worrall and Jim Gregory Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 23 2018
10 Cortese Tree Sanctuary Knoxville East Tennessee 33+ 2016
11 Linden Craig and Mike Talley Tree Sanctuary Knoxville East Tennessee 16+ 2017
12 Douglas Airhart Tree Sanctuary Cookeville East Tennessee 18 2017
13 Anonymous Knoxville East Tennessee 17 2017
14 Ed and Suzanne Buck Tree Sanctuary Cookeville East Tennessee 22 2017
15 Bess and Tim Kearns Tree Sanctuary Franklin Middle Tennessee 30 2020
16 Meitra and Chris Aycock Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 38 2020
17 Letson Tree Sanctuary Murfreesboro Middle Tennessee 11 2020
18 Buckley House Martin West Tennessee 38 2020
19 Wallrath Home Lakeland West Tennessee 13 2020
20 Clean Water Holler Knoxville East Tennessee 47 2020
21 Blackberry Meadows Murfreesboro Middle Tennessee 40 2020
22 Frank and Wendy Fish Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 47 2020
23 Douglas and Laura Sterrett Tree Sanctuary Martin West Tennessee 106 2020
24 Fat Pony Farm Memphis West Tennessee 73 2020
25 Yearling Way Nashville Middle Tennessee 28 2020
26 Laura Galovits and Peter Dudley Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 26 2020
27 Paula Blazier Welborn Tree Sanctuary Knoxville East Tennessee 59 2020
28 Judy and David Lee Tree Sanctuary Knoxville East Tennessee 35 2020
29 Rogers Family Farm Fairview Middle Tennessee 11 2020
30 The Caroline House Nashville Nashville Middle Tennessee 15 2020
31 Ries Woodland Maryville East Tennessee 130 2020
32 Berdelle Campbell Tree Sanctuary Nashville Middle Tennessee 62 2020
Name City Region # of Trees Year