The October 5–6 urban forestry conference in Knoxville will help you find the right tools and learn innovative techniques to do your job. Discover best practices from the experts and share your successes with your peers.
• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries, principal consultant for Insightful Nature and director of the urban forestry graduate program at Oregon State University.
• WORKSHOPS on tree boards and tree selection
• CROWN TO ROOTS TRACK with tree biology, urban soils, low-impact design, and green infrastructure
• BUSINESS TRACK focusing on forestry careers, landscaping, and utility arboriculture SCHEDULE
Cooper-Young Historic District is a new Level 3 arboretum with more than 100 trees. The Memphis arboretum is situated in an historic neighborhood with trees found in front yards, parks, businesses, and schools marked with stenciled leaves.
East Park in Tullahoma is now a Level 2 with 65 trees. Also, Linda T. Collins, Drummonds Park, Columbia State, La Grange Boardwalk, Riverdale Elementary, and The Mulch Company have been added to the arboreta gallery. MORE
Marty and Kristin Shaw are the owners of TUFC's newest tree sanctuary. Their Franklin property features more than 50 trees. Criteria for certification include documenting at least 10 tree species with pictures and a map. Homeowners are required to sign a healthy yard pledge requiring no topping, using a certified arborist, and proper maintenance. MORE
TUFC sponsors Replant Gatlinburg, a statewide effort to restore urban trees lost in the 2016 Chimney Tops Fire. Your donation supports our 2017 tree restoration project. Donors can sponsor a grove, plant a tree, support tree care, or buy our book. MORE
Governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions can use the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program's 50/50 matching cost-share program for tree planting on public property, rights-of-way, and private non-profit land. TAEP funds can also be used for tree planting on private property within riparian areas.
The grant covers half the cost of trees and shipping, contracted planting, mulch, tree-watering bags, tree labels, and signage.
Proposals are due June 23. INFO PACK
Give a special thank you to your volunteers, partners, and urban forest supporters with a nomination for the Urban and Community Forestry Award of Excellence from TUFC.
Awards are presented for outstanding leadership and significant educational efforts or activities. Categories include Builder/Developer, Private Professional, Tree Board, Government Employee, Citizen Activist, and Green Industry. Nominations are due July 31. NOMINATION FORM
TUFC's Bruce Webster Scholarship program provides $1,000 to a college student studying urban forestry.
The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a Tennessee resident attending a Tennessee college or university, a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and enrolled in a forestry program with an urban forestry concentration.
The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, long-time Division of Forestry employee and a founder of TUFC. APPLICATION is due June 15.
TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. June 15 at Memphis Botanic Garden. MORE
Virginia Tech's Susan Day conducts a June 21 webinar on soil profile rebuilding and rehabilitating compacted soils at 1pm CDT. PREREGISTER
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.
Get a card or link your current card to Tennessee Urban Forestry Council NPO#84450 by setting up a digital account here.
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You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE