Tennessee Arboreta

TUFC coordinates the Arboretum Certification Program to set and enforce standards for public education by state arboreta. The program has certified more than 100 sites ranging from a neighborhood school with 30 different species of labeled trees to a 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. A certified arboretum must be open to the public, the trees must be properly labeled for educational purposes, and they must be properly protected and maintained.

Burchfiel Grove


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West Tennessee

L Level R Recertified D Decertified

Level 1

  • Chevy Chase Arboretum at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson 2010
  • Chimneyrock Elementary School, Cordova 2003, D2016
  • Chucalissa Tree Trail, T.O. Fuller State Park, Memphis 2008, R2012
  • 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, R2013
  • Okeena Park, Dyersburg 2005, R2012
  • Middleton Arboretum 2015
  • Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park 2002, D2016
  • Peterson Lake Nature Center, Collierville 2008, R2013
  • Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown 2010, R2016
  • Sea Isle Park, Memphis 2004, R2016
  • St. George Independent School, Collierville 2014
  • The Arboretum at Southwind, Memphis 2013
  • Union University, Jackson 2013
  • UT Martin 2016
  • Wolf River Greenway, Memphis 2014
  • Zadie E. Kuehl Memorial Park 2004, R2009

Level 2

  • Carlisle S. Page Arboretum,
    Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis L1 2000, L2 2002, R2012
  • Dyersburg Middle School L1 2005, L2 2008
  • La Grange Cemetery 2012
  • Lichterman Nature Center 2003, R2011, L2 2016
  • Trees by Touliatos Arboretum 2002, D2012
  • University of Memphis-Lambuth 2015
  • University of Tennessee West Tennessee Research Center, Jackson 2006

Level 3

  • Central Gardens Neighborhood, Memphis 2008, R2013
  • Louise Pearson Memorial, Bells L1 2002, L2 2006, L3 2011
  • University of Memphis L2 2004, R2008, L3 2013

Level 4

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis 2006, R2011
  • Memphis Botanic Garden 2006, R2012
  • Rhodes College, Memphis 2011
  • Shady Acres Park, Trenton L3 2012, L4 2013

Corporate

  • Graceland, Memphis 2013

Middle Tennessee

L Level R Recertified D Decertified

Level 1

  • Baddour Parkway 2014
  • Bell Buckle Park 2011
  • Belle Meade Plantation 2000
  • Brentwood Library 2008, R2013
  • 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, D2016
  • Interstate Packaging 2000, 2013
  • Jason Allen Arboretum Trail at Couchville Lake,
    Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage 2008, R2013
  • Monteagle Sunday School Assembly 2012
  • Middle Tennessee State University 2015
  • The Mulch Company, Murfreesboro 2016
  • Oaklands Park Arboretum 2016
  • Obed River Park, Crossville 2004, D2016

Level 1 CONTINUED

  • Paul Jermanus Memorial Arboretum, Nashville 2016
  • Pleasant Run Creek, Pulaski 2004, D2016
  • Ridgetop Station Park Arboretum 2013
  • Sam Davis Home, Smyrna 2015
  • Stones River Greenway, Murfreesboro 2003
  • Walton Ferrry Arboretum, Hendersonville 2001, R2013
  • G.D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum 2000, R2011
  • Harpeth Hall School 2005, R2013

Level 2

  • Deerwood Park and Natural Area, Brentwood 2002, R2012
  • McMinnville Civic Center 2006, R2015
  • Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville 2012

Level 4

  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art L1 2001, L4 2011
  • Sewanee Arboretum 2013
  • White House Arboretum 2013

Corporate

  • Milky Way Farm, Pulaski 2013

East Tennessee

L Level R Recertified D Decertified

Level 1

  • American Museum of Science & Energy 2001, D2016
  • Bonny Oaks, Chattanooga 2000
  • Bryan College, Dayton 2011
  • Buffalo Creek Park, Unicoi 2014
  • Cherokee Trail, Chattanooga 2000, D2016
  • Chattanooga Audubon Acres 2003, D2016
  • Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway2016
  • 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, D2016
  • Northeast State Community College, Blountville 2010, R2016
  • Ocoee Regional Nature Center, Cleveland 2001, D2016
  • Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville 2014
  • South-Doyle Middle School Nature Trail, Knoxville 2003, D2016
  • Steele Creek Park Tree Trail, Bristol 2003, 2008
  • Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton 2012
  • Townsend River Walk 2011, R2016
  • Tusculum College 2015
  • Walters State Community College, Morristown 2006

Level 2

  • Ardinna Woods, Pliny Fisk Environmental Services, Jonesborough 2011, R2016 
  • Burchfiel Grove L1 2002, L2 2010 R2016
  • Carson-Newman University L2 2014
  • Chattanooga State Technical College 2008
  • Cleveland State Community College L1 2006, L2 2011
  • Daniel Boone Arboretum, Tazewell L1 2003, L2 2006
  • Domtar at Borden Park L1 2010, L2 2015
  • Linda T. Collins Arboretum 2010, R2016

Level 3

  • University of Tennessee Trial Gardens, Knoxville 2003

Level 4

  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City 2002
  • Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center 2002
  • UT Forestry Experiment Station, Oak Ridge 2001