TUFC's Planting a Sustainable Future Sept. 18-19
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.
Dr. Edward F. Gilman of the University of Florida offers a half-day workshop on roots and a session on proper pruning. The arborist track includes a session on tree safety plus two sessions from superstar arborist Mark Chisholm on being a professional arborist and new-age climbing techniques.
A track for government tree stewards and tree boards includes sessions on successful tree boards, tree canopy studies, and exotic pests plus a tree board roundtable. Schedule
TUFC names new officers
The TUFC board has a couple of new faces: Joe Shaw is the new treasurer. He replaces Scott Johnson, who moves up to fill the vacant vice-president position. Joe Giansante is the new secretary. Shaw works with Davey, and Giansante is an arborist.
Unicoi's Buffalo Creek Park is new arboretum
Buffalo Creek Park near Unicoi is a new Level 1 arboretum. The site has more than 30 different tree species labeled and a quarter-mile walking trail. TUFC arboreta