August 2017 Issue
WORKSHOP/ CONFERENCE $160
FRIDAY CONFERENCE $110
THURSDAY WORKSHOP $40
October 5-6 conference highlightsFULL SCHEDULE
• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries of Insightful NatureTREE BOARD WORKSHOP4 CEUS
- Types of tree boards and the role of members
- How to build resources and market the urban forest
- Ideas for outreach, education, fundraising, and partnerships
- Have more productive meetings and keep members engaged
- Urban ecosystems as pollinator habitats
- Beneficial tree species and management practices for pollinators
- Tree Biology
- Urban Soils
- Trees and Impervious Surface
- Using Health Data to Influence Planning
- Careers in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
- Technology "Drones" and Natural Resource Management
- Knoxville's Proactive Vegetation Management Program
- Landscaping and Plant Health Care Techniques from Jim Cortese
SESSION SPOTLIGHTCareers in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Eric Wiseman, Virginia Tech • Learn about emerging trends in higher education's urban forestry programs and novel approaches to workforce development to support the tree care industry. Career opportunities are not well known and options for education, training, and career advancement are not well communicated by professional societies and other workforce stakeholders.FULL SCHEDULE
TUFC certifies four tree sanctuaries
Tennessee has four new tree sanctuaries as TUFC's arboretum program for residential properties continues to grow. Roger and Thorunn McCoy's Tree Sanctuary in Nashville has 34 trees. The Douglas Airhart Tree Sanctuary in Cookeville has 18 trees. Knoxville has two new sanctuaries, Linden Craig and Mike Talley Tree Sanctuary, with more than 16 trees, and an anonymous site with 17 trees. MORE
White House Greenway is newest arboretum
The White House Greenway in Middle Tennessee is a new Level 2 arboretum. The 3.5-mile trail parallels Honey Run Creek as it passes more than 60 labeled trees.
In addition, Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville has been recertified as a Level 4 arboretum. Cheekwood is also TUFC's Center of Excellence in Middle Tennessee. La Grange Cemetery in Fayette County has been recertified as a Level 2. TUFC ARBORETA
Gatlinburg's trees need your help
Your donation supports Replant Gatlinburg, TUFC's 2017 tree restoration project to restore urban trees lost in the 2016 Chimney Tops Fire. MORE
Give $50 to plant a tree$125 starts a grove $50 plants a tree $25 cares for a tree
Thank our donors$50Greeneville Women's Club
Book Sales Karen Sue Hall, Alice Peek, Michelle Randles
UFA course begins Sept. 6
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations, and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies.
The course meets Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4.
Instructors include Eric Bridges of Overton Park Conservancy, certified arborists Wes Hopper and Jim Volgas, West Tennessee regional urban forester Shawn Posey, and Joellen Dimond from the UT-TSU Extension.
Class size limited, please register early. The $85 class fee includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Tree Climb Sept. 23 in Nashville
The 19th annual Tennessee Tree Climbing Championship is set for Sevier Park in Nashville September 23. MORE
BE SURE TO RENEW IN AUGUST!
Card gets free money for TUFC
Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card.
Kroger donated more than $50 to TUFC last quarter, earned by six families using their Kroger Plus shopper's cards.
Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here.
and sustainable urban
and community forests
New, renewing TUFC members
- Douglas Airhart
- Mary Albrecht
- Linden Craig
- Mark Mangone
- Roger McCoy
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.
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