Whether you manage trees from behind a desk or behind a saw — or both — you'll come away from the 25th annual urban forestry conference with better tools and better techniques to do your job. Learn best practices from the experts and share your successes with your peers.
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Keynote speaker Bruce Fraedrich looks at plans for sustainable management with emphasis on landscape diversity, selecting pest-resistant plants, matching species to the design, and preparing the site in Thursday's keynote address.
Fraedrich is a plant pathologist and arboricultural researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. His Friday session reintroduces pruning systems and looks at changing standards. MORE
Is your city and your business ready for EAB? Get prepared with sessions on EAB preparation, other infestations, and the latest injections, drenches, and sprays for treatment.
Help manage an urban forest? Learn to measure and analyze with i-Tree. Get advice on managing volunteer tree-planting projects. And learn application tips for successful grant projects.
Get ready to get hands-on at the October urban forestry conference. FULL SCHEDULE
The Tennessee Tree Climbing Championship is October 1 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. Contestants compete in five preliminary events and the Master's Challenge for the state title, which includes a berth in the ISA Southern Tree Competition. MORE
Northeast State Community College in Blountville has been recertified as a Level 1 arboretum with 47 labeled species of trees on a loop trail. The site was first certified in 2010. TUFC ARBORETA
Certified state arborist Scott Woods appears on Gardening in the City, talking about tree-rot repair at Oaklands Mansion. Scott will be leading a hands-on tour of his work at the urban forestry conference. WATCH SCOTT • TOUR INFO
Help TUFC protect our urban forests by shopping. You'll earn rewards for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card. Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here. Be sure to update your account every August.
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You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE
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