The October 5–6 urban forestry conference in Knoxville will help you find the right tools and learn innovative techniques to do your job. Discover best practices from the experts and share your successes with your peers. Don’t miss:
• WORKSHOPS on tree boards and tree selection
• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries
• CROWN TO ROOTS TRACK with tree biology, urban soils, low-impact design, and green infrastructure
• BUSINESS TRACK focusing on forestry careers, landscaping, and utility arboriculture SCHEDULE
The arboretum at the official governor's home was celebrated at a special ceremony April 28 hosted by Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam. VIDEO
After remarks from the First Lady, state forester Jere Jeter, TUFC president Kathrine Killebrew, and arboretum coordinator Jill Smith, the presentation of the arboretum sign, and a ribbon cutting, guests enjoyed a reception and tour of the 10-acre grounds and its 177 trees. MORE
Give a special thank you to your volunteers, partners, and urban forest supporters with a nomination for the Urban and Community Forestry Award of Excellence from TUFC.
Awards are presented for outstanding leadership, educational efforts or activities that have made a significant contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in the state.
Categories include Builder/Developer, Private Professional, Tree Board, Government Employee, Citizen Activist, and Green Industry. Nominations are due July 15. NOMINATION FORM
Knoxville's Mabry-Hazen House sits atop Mabry's Hill, a new Level 1 arboretum with 33 trees.
UT Gardens is a Level 3 arboretum in Jackson at the West Tennessee Ag Research & Education Center with about 100 specimens.
In Alamo, the Louise Pearson Arboretum is a recertified Level 3. The memorial arboretum was established in 2001 by Bells Garden Club and has about 100 labeled trees. TUFC ARBORETA
TUFC's Bruce Webster Scholarship program provides $1,000 to a college student studying urban forestry.
The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a Tennessee resident attending a Tennessee college or university, a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and enrolled in a forestry program with an urban forestry concentration.
The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, long-time Division of Forestry employee and a founder of TUFC. APPLICATION is due June 15.
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. June 15 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE
Nominations for the national register of champion trees are due May 25. Before submitting your entries, make sure to download the Measuring Handbook. And be sure to include photos of the candidate tree when you nominate it. The 2017 register will be announced in July. ENTRY FORM
TUFC takes part in the Community Foundation's The Big Payback for the first time May 3 when the community-wide giving day kicks off at midnight to raise much-needed funds for the organization. Since 2014 the program has raised nearly $7 million. Watch your email for ways to participate and help save Tennessee's trees.
TUFC sponsors Replant Gatlinburg, a statewide effort to restore urban trees lost in the 2016 Chimney Tops Fire. Your donation supports our 2017 tree restoration project. Donors can sponsor a grove, plant a tree, support tree care, or buy our book. MORE
Virginia Tech's Susan Day conducts a June 21 webinar on soil profile rebuilding and rehabilitating compacted soils at 1pm CDT. PREREGISTER
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You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE