Nomination deadline July 4 for honoring tree lovers
Here's your chance to recognize the people and groups who make urban forestry possible in Tennessee.
Nominations for TUFC's Urban Forestry Awards of Excellence are due July 4.
TUFC presents awards for outstanding leadership, education efforts, or activities that have made a significant contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Categories include Private Professional, Media, Builder/Developer, Government Employee, Citizen Activist, Green Industry, and Tree Board. Nomination form
TUFC's Planting a Sustainable Future opens September 18
TUFC's 23rd annual urban forestry conference focuses on trees and sustainability September 18–19 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
The Tennessee Tree Climb is September 20 at nearby Sevier Park.
Registration begins July 15. Programs will focus on problems and solutions for arborists and government tree stewards. TUFC will present the annual Awards of Excellence.
Ash borer found in Putnam,
five more eastern counties
The Division of Forestry's emerald ash borer quarantine now includes Putnam in Middle Tennessee and Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington, and Unicoi counties in the east.
Since it was first detected in 2010, EAB has spread to 27 counties now under federal/state quarantine. More
Forestry grant deadline is July 18
Deadline for urban and community forestry grants from the state Division of Forestry is July 18. These are not tree planting grants but are intended to establish and build local urban and community forestry programs to a managing level. More