December 2015 Issue
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TUFC certifies MTSU, UT-M arboreta
Middle Tennessee State University and UT-Martin have achieved Level 1 arboretum status.
The UT-Martin campus in Weakley County centers around a beautiful 15-acre forested quad. Most of the labeled trees in the arboretum are in the quad, but numerous additional specimens are found elsewhere on the campus.
MTSU in Murfreesboro has over 100 species of native and ornamental trees on 500 acres. A walking tour spotlights 35 native trees. TUFC arboreta
Landscape short course runs January 12-13
The 10th annual Middle Tennessee Landscape Management Short Course for green industry professionals is set for January 12-13 at Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin.
The workshop for green-industry professionals offers sessions on fruit trees, soil health, urban forestry risk management, insect and disease diagnosis, soil health, and better business practices. Both days’ sessions are eligible for ISA, Tennessee Pesticide, and TCNP points.
The course, presented by UT/TSU extensions agents, costs $150 and includes meals, refreshments, and materials. Early-bird and single-day registrations are available. Application
LinksGolden ocean of ginkgo leaves
Makes a great gift!
‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees
- Hardcover coffee table book with 128 full-color pages
- More than 150 images including 68 notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees
West chapter meets December 17
The next meeting of the West Tennessee chapter of TUFC is December 17 at 1 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.
The WTC-TUFC booth was busy at Ames Plantation Heritage Festival in Fayette County.
MFI 2016 deadline is December 1
The Municipal Forestry Institute offers a high-level training opportunity educating people in leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry.
The weeklong program teaches tools for program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public outreach.
Registration closes December 1. Register
Emerald ash borer update
• Counties added to quarantine in 2015: Bledsoe, Cumberland, Franklin, Marshall, Rutherford, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.
and sustainable urban
and community forests
Emerald ash borer update
- 47 counties including Davidson are now under state/federal quarantine. Map
- EAB cannot be contained, and all ash species are at risk of dying.
- Significant trees can sometimes be saved with permanent chemical treatments, if diagnosed early.
- The most important way to slow the spread of EAB is to stop moving firewood.