January 2017 Issue
Gatlinburg's trees need your help
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
Give $50 to plant a tree$125 starts a grove $50 plants a tree $25 cares for a tree
Thank our donors$500 Nashville Corvette Club $150+ Francis E. "Frank" Gebhart Memorial, Lisa Lemza $100+ Jewell Ward and Jim Brooks, Ridgetop Marketing, Trees Nashville/TUFC Middle TN $50 Chris Armour, Martin Brown, Sonya Hardin, Nancy Skinner, Janice Oliver, Frances Peebles Tree Care/Book Sale Vivian Austin, Big East Fork Lodging, David Bullion, Sonya Erickson, Debra Lutz, Angela Panvini, Blair Parker, Cathryn Perdue, James Thomas, Joe Walker
TUFC certifies Glenview as Level 2
Glenview Park in Memphis now has a Level 2 arboretum. Glenview Arboretum, certified in 2016, has a large array of labeled young and mature trees. The 24-acre park was established in 1943; its location was one of the first African-American neighborhoods to receive National Register Historic Preservation status in Memphis. MORE
Urban forestry conference opens October 5
The 26th annual urban forestry conference presented by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council runs October 5-6 at the University of Tennessee.
Leading Green is the theme of the conference, which focuses on preparing participants for practicing urban forestry in a changing world.
Breakout sessions feature biology and business tracks; workshops focus on building better tree boards and tree selection and pollination.
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Forestry scholarship aids state student
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.
COMING EVENTS Tree climb video airs on PBSApril 8 Nashville PBS Show: 2016 Tree Climb 10pm
April 9 Nashville PBS Show: 2016 Tree Climb 9pm
April 21 TUFC Board Meeting Ellington Ag Center, Holman building, 10am
April 22 Cheekwood in Bloom TUFC Booth Nashville, 10am
April 22 Earth Day TUFC Booth Centennial Park, Nashville, 11am
April 28 Opening of Governor's Residence Arboretum Nashville
May 3 The Big Payback Fundraiser
May 20 Urban Gardening Festival TUFC Booth, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville, 9am
June 10-13 Tennessee Municipal League TUFC Booth Murfreesboro
July 20 TUFC Board Meeting Ellington Ag Center, Holman building, 10am
October 5-6 TUFC Annual Conference Knoxville
TUFC joins in The Big Payback
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.
West chapter meets April 20
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. April 20 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE
The West chapter sponsored a Winter Tree Identification workshop March 22 at Memphi Botanic Garden. Instructors were Eric Bridges, Joellen Dimond, Wes Hopper, and Shawn Posey, pictured.
and sustainable urban
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New, renewing TUFC members
- ABC Tree Service
- Arbor Care of East TN
- Pinnacle Arborist Supply
- Red's Tree Service
- Douglas Airhart
- Connor Ball
- Jim Brooks
- Cabot Cameron
- Mikel Cleere
- David Cook
- Deborah Foehring
- Jim Gafford
- Jack Golio
- Skip Heibert
- Kasey Krouse
- Debra Lutz
- E. Bryan Miller Jr.
- John Morrison
- Janice Oliver
- Sandra Oxford
- Blair Parker
- Beth Penland
- Sean Pflaumer
- Burk Renner
- Eartha Reeves
- Steve Scott
- Mary Beth Sheppard
- Jim Volgas
- Joe Walker
- Sarah Webster
- Linnea West
- James Wick
- Memphis Botanic Garden
- Overton Park Conservancy
- City of Athens
- City of Bartlett
- Town of Collierville
- City of Jackson
- City of Murfreesboro
- City of McMinnville
- Wilson County
- First South Financial
Make your home a tree sanctuary
You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE
Emerald ash borer update
- 59 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.