November 2017 Issue
Become a citizen urban forester November 15
TUFC and Cheekwood present a chance to become a citizen urban forester November 15 from 1-5 p.m.
Participants learn tree identification and selection, proper planting, and pruning and winter maintenance. Instructors include David Cook, Josiah Lockard, Sarah Lowe, and Nancy Murphy.
Following an introduction to urban forestry, participants learn:
- The fundamentals and process of identifying trees
- Choosing the right tree for the right place
- The importance of proper planting
- Seasonal considerations for tree care
- Defining pruning objectives, methods, and techniques
The $30 fee includes 2018 TUFC membership. Meet in the Potter Room in Botanic Hall of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville. Field work will be included in this training. Please plan for the weather.
Five honored with excellence awards
Randall Lantz, Peter Richards, Carol Ashworth, and Scott Woods are honored at the TUFC conference.
TUFC presented five Urban and Community Forestry Awards of Excellence at the September conference.
Eartha Reeves received the Citizen Activist Award, Peter Richards got the Media Award, Private Professional was Scott Woods, Carol Ashworth received the Green Industry Award, and Randall Lantz got the Government Employee award. MORE
TUFC awards scholarship
Nicholas Herron of Maryville is the recipient of the Bruce Webster Scholardship. Herron is a senior majoring in urban forestry at the University of Tennessee.
The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, long-time Division of Forestry employee and a founder of TUFC.
Landscape course opens Jan. 9
The 12th annual Middle Tennessee Landscape Management Short Course for green industry professionals is set for January 9-10 at Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin.
The workshop for up to 200 green-industry professionals offers sessions on girdling roots, proper pruning, dogwood diseases, managing evergreens, fertilization, pesticides, and insect/disease diagnostics. Both days’ sessions are eligible for LSC, certified arborist, and pesticide 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. Schedule/Application
West meets December 14
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. December 14 at Memphis Botanic Garden. Members will elect 2018 board members. MORE
The West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC and Memphis Botanic Garden sponsored the September Urban Forestry Advisor course.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and partners are helping replace trees lost in Gatlinburg’s catastrophic fire last year. We’ll be giving away container-grown trees for private and public lands at a Gatlinburg city park in October 2018. Help us raise $20,000 — buy a book, give a tree, start a grove today! MORE
and sustainable urban
and community forests
New, renewing TUFC members
- Jean Rogers
- $200 DONATION
- Jewell Ward and Jim Brooks
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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