Certified arboreta in Tennessee

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has certified more than 100 arboreta throughout the state. They range from a small neighborhood school with 30 different species of labeled trees to a large research park with over 120 tree species and full-time employees and volunteers.

Guidelines define an arboretum as an area with a significant amount of woody vegetation in tree form that is cultivated for educational, scientific or aesthetic purposes. To be certified, an arboretum must be open to the public, the trees must be properly labeled for educational purposes, and they must be properly protected and maintained during the period of certification.

TUFC coordinates the Arboretum Certification Program throughout Tennessee. The purpose of the program is to define minimum standards for public educational purposes of an arboretum, and to confirm these standards are met.

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West Tennessee

Level 1

  • Chevy Chase Arboretum at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson (2010)
  • Chimneyrock Elementary School, Cordova (2003)
  • Chucalissa Tree Trail, T.O. Fuller State Park, Memphis (2008; 2012)
  • Drummonds Park and Arboretum (2016)
  • Cordova Library (2015)
  • FedEx World Headquarters, Memphis (2013)
  • FedEx World Tech Center, Memphis (2013)
  • FedEx Corporate Technical Center, Memphis (2013)
  • Glenview Arboretum, Memphis (2015)
  • International Place Arboretum (2014)
  • La Grange Boardwalk Arboretum (2016)
  • LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis (2013)
  • Liberty Garden, Jackson (2010)
  • Memphis City Beautiful Victorian Village (2004, 2013)
  • Okeena Park, Dyersburg (2005, 2012)
  • Middleton Arboretum (2015)
  • Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park (2002)
  • Peterson Lake Nature Center, Collierville (2008, 2013)
  • Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown (2010, recertified 2016)
  • Sea Isle Park, Memphis (2004, recertified 2016)
  • St. George Independent School, Collierville (2014)
  • Southwind Community, Memphis (2013)
  • UT Martin (2015)
  • Wolf River Greenway, Memphis (2014)
  • Zadie E. Kuehl Memorial Park (2004; 2009)

Level 2

  • Carlisle S. Page Arboretum, Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis (Level 1, 2000; Level 2, 2002; recertified 2012)
  • Dyersburg Middle School (Level 1, 2005; Level 2, 2008)
  • La Grange Cemetery (2012)
  • Lichterman Nature Center (2003; 2011; Level 2, 2016)
  • Trees by Touliatos Arboretum (2002) [withdrawn after owner's death, 2012]
  • University of Memphis-Lambuth (2015)
  • University of Tennessee West Tennessee Research Center, Jackson (2006)

Level 3

  • Central Gardens Neighborhood, Memphis (2008, 2013)
  • Louise Pearson Memorial, Bells (Level 1, 2002; Level 2, 2006; Level 3, 2011)
  • University of Memphis (Level 2, 2004; recertified 2008; Level 3, 2013)

Level 4

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis (2006, 2011)
  • Memphis Botanic Garden (2006, 2012)
  • Rhodes College, Memphis (2011)
  • Shady Acres Park, Trenton (Level 3, 2012; Level 4, 2013)

Middle Tennessee

Level 1

  • Baddour Parkway (2014)
  • Bell Buckle Park (2011)
  • Belle Meade Plantation (2000)
  • Brentwood Library (2008, 2013)
  • Buford McCord Memorial Park, Lyles (2013)
  • Christ the King School, Nashville (2012)
  • Columbia Academy, Columbia (2015)
  • Columbia State Community College, Columbia (2016)
  • Davidson Academy, Nashville (2014)
  • Dickson Community Nature Trail (2004)
  • East Park Arboretum (2016)
  • The Hermitage (2003)
  • Hillsboro West End, Nashville (2000)
  • Interstate Packaging (2000, 2013)
  • Jason Allen Arboretum Trail at Couchville Lake, Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage (2008, 2013)
  • Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (2012)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (2015)
  • The Mulch Company, Murfreesboro (2016)
  • Obed River Park, Crossville (2004)
  • Pleasant Run Creek, Pulaski (2004)
  • Ridgetop Station Park Arboretum (2013)
  • Stones River Greenway, Murfreesboro (2003)
  • Walton Ferrry Arboretum, Hendersonville (2001, 2013)
  • G.D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum (2000, 2011)
  • Harpeth Hall School (2005, 2013)

Level 2

  • Deerwood Park and Natural Area, Brentwood (2002, 2012)
  • McMinnville Civic Center (2006, 2015)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville (2012)

Level 4

  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (Level 1, 2001; Level 4, 2011)
  • Sewanee Arboretum (2013)
  • White House Arboretum (2013)

Corporate

Level 2

  • Graceland, Memphis (2013)
  • Milky Way Farm, Pulaski (2013)

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East Tennessee

Level 1

  • American Museum of Science & Energy (2001)
  • Bonny Oaks, Chattanooga (2000)
  • Bryan College, Dayton (2011)
  • Buffalo Creek Park Arboretum, Unicoi (2014)
  • Cherokee Trail, Chattanooga (2000)
  • Chattanooga Audubon Acres (2003)
  • Crockett Spring Park Arboretum, Rogersville (2013)
  • David Crockett High School, Jonesborough (2010)
  • Engleman Park, Sweetwater (2014)
  • Halls Outdoor Classroom (2012)
  • Heritage Center, Oak Ridge (2014)
  • Ijam’s Nature Center, Knoxville (2013)
  • Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, Oliver Springs (2003)
  • Karns High School, Knoxville (2011)
  • Knoxville Botanical Garden (2011)
  • Knoxville Zoological Gardens (2015)
  • Marble Springs State Historic Site (2013)
  • New Hopewell Elementary School, Knoxville (2003)
  • Northeast State Community College, Blountville (2010)
  • Ocoee Regional Nature Center, Cleveland (2001)
  • Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville (2014)
  • South-Doyle Middle School Nature Trail, Knoxville (2003)
  • Steele Creek Park Tree Trail, Bristol (2003, 2008)
  • Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton (2012)
  • Townsend River Walk (2011)
  • Tusculum College (2015)
  • Walters State Community College, Morristown (2006)

Level 2

  • Ardinna Woods, Pliny Fisk Environmental Services, Jonesborough (2011)
  • Burchfiel Grove (Level 1, 2002; Level 2, 2010; recertified 2016)
  • Carson-Newman University (Level 2, 2014)
  • Chattanooga State Technical College (2008)
  • Cleveland State Community College (Level 1, 2006; Level 2, 2011)
  • Daniel Boone Arboretum, Tazewell (Level 1, 2003; Level 2, 2006)
  • Domtar at Borden Park (Level 1, 2010; Level 2, 2015)
  • Linda T. Collins Arboretum (2010; recertified, 2016)

Level 3

  • University of Tennessee Trial Gardens, Knoxville (2003)

Level 4

  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City (2002)
  • Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center [formerly Reflection Riding Arboretum] (2002)
  • UT Forestry Experiment Station, Oak Ridge (2001)