February 2017 Issue
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.
Chair Sharon Jean-Philippe and the conference committee promise an exciting program and hands-on project.
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TUFC elects officers, board for 2017
Clarksville city forester Kathrine Killebrew is TUFC president, and UT professor Sharon Jean-Philippe is vice president for 2017. Landscaper Patrick Haller is treasurer, and Scott Woods of Timberline is secretary.
Board members are Randy Allen, Joellen Dimond, Amy Dismukes, Marti Foster, Josiah Lockard, Vicki Turner, Bruce Webster, and Mason T. Young. David Cook, Chaz Griffith, Seth Harrison, and Lydia Wiggins are one-year appointments.
Cleveland State recertified Level 2 arboretum
TUFC has recertified Cleveland State Community College as Level 2 arboretum.
The Bradley County campus contains 75 marked species used as an outdoor classroom for students and visitors. It became a Level 1 in 2006 and a Level 2 in 2011.
West chapter meets February 16
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. February 16 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE
Applicator training is February 14
The 13th annual update training for commercial horticulture applicators is February 14 in the Lane Agri-Park auditorium in Murfreesboro. Sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $55 including lunch, and recertification points are available.
TEC plans huge tree giveaway
Tennessee Environmental Council is distributing 100,000 free trees February 25 in the largest community tree-planting event in Tennessee history. Trees are free with an optional donation at checkout. Register
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New, renewing TUFC members
- The Ornamentor
- Paul Buchignani
- Kevin Hoyt
- Dottie Mann
- Bruce Webster
- Thomas Welborn
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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