News from Tennessee Urban Forestry Council PREVIOUS ISSUE • JANUARY 2017

TUFC certifies Pink Palace in Memphis


The Pink Palace Arboretum in Memphis is a new Level 1, and Dyersburg Middle School has recertified as a Level 2 arboretum.

The museum has more than 30 labeled trees that offer an urban respite for Memphians and visitors. The school's outdoor classroom, which features 62 species, was named a Level 1 in 2005. TUFC arboreta

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Blue Atlas cedar at the Pink Palace Arboretum.

West chapter elects officers

TUFC West chapter officers for 2017 are president Beth Rowlett, vice president Paul Buchignani, treasurer Wes Hopper and secretary Deb Molloy. Board members are Jim Dennis, Joellen Dimond, and Madison May.

The chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. February 16 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE

Card gets free money for TUFC

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Raise money for TUFC every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper's card.

Kroger donated more than $50 to TUFC last quarter, earned by supporters using their Kroger Plus shopper's cards.

Update your account every year

The number of participants dropped to only four. If you signed up before August 2016, you must update your account here.

Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here.

TEC plans huge tree giveaway

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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

Learn about Tennessee's tree treasures and support TUFC!

‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees

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  • Introduction by TUFC co-founder Gene Hyde
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  • Proceeds to benefit TUFC programs for healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee
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Margaret Blackmon
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Jan Castillo
Clarence Coffey
James Dennis
Joellen Dimond
Mark Follis
Marti Foster
Monty Hawkins
Charles Holloway
Gene Hyde
Sharon Jean-Philippe
Karla Kean
Kevin Key
Rob Kraker
Josiah Lockard
Larry Loiseau
Noah Long
Sarah Lowe
Jon Marden
Madison May
Patricia Miller
Deborah Molloy
Flo Moore
Marta Morgan
Richard Page
Michael Pauley
Carmen Pendergrass
Shawn Posey
Mariah Prescott
Marty Shaw
Judi Shellabarger
Larry Sizemore
Jennifer Smith
Joshua Stephens
Kathrine Stevenson
Kevin Stewart
Peter Stewart
Vicki Turner
Carol Walenga
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Lydia Wiggins
Robert Wray
De'Etra Young
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Mary Brand
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Andrew Schneider
Louis Vandergriff
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