News from Tennessee Urban Forestry Council PREVIOUS ISSUE • NOV 2017

Become a citizen urban forester November 15

TUFC and Cheekwood present a chance to become a citizen urban forester November 15 from 1-5 p.m.

Participants learn tree identification and selection, proper planting, and pruning and winter maintenance. Instructors include David Cook, Josiah Lockard, Sarah Lowe, and Nancy Murphy.

Following an introduction to urban forestry, participants learn:

  • The fundamentals and process of identifying trees
  • Choosing the right tree for the right place
  • The importance of proper planting
  • Seasonal considerations for tree care
  • Defining pruning objectives, methods, and techniques

The $30 fee includes 2018 TUFC membership. Meet in the Potter Room in Botanic Hall of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville. Field work will be included in this training. Please plan for the weather.

Five honored with excellence awards

Award winners

Randall Lantz, Peter Richards, Carol Ashworth, and Scott Woods are honored at the TUFC conference.

TUFC presented five Urban and Community Forestry Awards of Excellence at the September conference.

Eartha Reeves received the Citizen Activist Award, Peter Richards got the Media Award, Private Professional was Scott Woods, Carol Ashworth received the Green Industry Award, and Randall Lantz got the Government Employee award. MORE

Scholarship winner

TUFC awards scholarship

Nicholas Herron of Maryville is the recipient of the Bruce Webster Scholardship. Herron is a senior majoring in urban forestry at the University of Tennessee.

The scholarship honors Bruce Webster, long-time Division of Forestry employee and a founder of TUFC.

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Landscape course opens Jan. 9

The 12th annual Middle Tennessee Landscape Management Short Course for green industry professionals is set for January 9-10 at Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin.

The workshop for up to 200 green-industry professionals offers sessions on girdling roots, proper pruning, dogwood diseases, managing evergreens, fertilization, pesticides, and insect/disease diagnostics. Both days’ sessions are eligible for LSC, certified arborist, and pesticide points.

The course, presented by UT/TSU extensions agents, costs $150 and includes meals, refreshments, and materials. Early-bird and single-day registrations are available. Schedule/Application

West meets December 14

TUFC West chapter's next meeting is 1 p.m. December 14 at Memphis Botanic Garden. Members will elect 2018 board members. MORE

UFA Course

The West Tennessee Chapter of TUFC  and Memphis Botanic Garden sponsored the September Urban Forestry Advisor course.

Replant Gatlinburg
Please donate for trees!

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and partners are helping replace trees lost in Gatlinburg’s catastrophic fire last year. We’ll be giving away container-grown trees for private and public lands at a Gatlinburg city park in October 2018. Help us raise $20,000 — buy a book, give a tree, start a grove today! MORE

Donate $125 starts a grove $50 gives a tree
BUY A BOOK Every sale includes $15 donation. MORE
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$15 of every sale goes to TUFC's Replant Gatlinburg project

‘Trees of Tennessee’ features landmark, notable trees

  • Hardcover with 128 full-color pages
  • Introduction by TUFC co-founder Gene Hyde
  • More than 150 images including 68 notable, champion, landmark, historic, and heritage trees
  • East, Middle, West Tennessee sections
  • Fascinating facts about notable tree species
  • Legends and tales of landmark and historic trees
  • Proceeds to benefit TUFC programs for healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee
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Sanctuary

Make your home a tree sanctuary

You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with TUFC’s new program for residences. MORE

Emerald ash borer update

EAB
  • 59 counties including Davidson are now under state/federal quarantine. Map
  • EAB cannot be contained, and all ash species are at risk of dying.
  • Significant trees can sometimes be saved with permanent chemical treatments, if diagnosed early.
  • The most important way to slow the spread of EAB is to stop moving firewood.

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