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Deadline Today: April 15
2018 Bruce Webster College Scholarship
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In 2016 the Council launched a tree planting partnership with our Arboretum Partners across the State. The goal was to offer $100 grants to the arboreta who wanted to add new species to their collection of trees. The project carried over to 2018 and is now complete.
25 arboretums applied for the grant, and 21 applicants were funded. A total of 43 trees were planted, with two arboreta adding 4 new tree species to their arboreta.
UT Arboretum: Another Top Level Arboretum!
The UT Arboretum is a project of the University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and is located in Oak Ridge, TN. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the 250 acre research and education facility and its more than 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens. Maps containing the locations of over 120 trees, special plant collections, and the 7 miles of walking trails are available at the Visitors Center and also on our web site. This special location is a beautiful destination for studying plants and viewing wildlife. For more information, visit their website:
eLearn: Urban Forestry is a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including service foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees.
To receive a certificate of completion and/ or ISA credit for this free course. Click here. Create a login and password on this site and complete all requirements to receive a certificate and ISA credit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join the American Grove
Want to Connect with Like Minded People that love Trees?
The American Grove is an online community for sharing experiences and knowledge about trees and the benefits they provide to communities throughout the nation.
See the 2017 Great American Tree Contest Winner :
If I do not get one in time – list arboretum inspectors
How long have you served the TUFC?
Why do you serve?
New and Returning Members:
Amazing New Volunteer Log
Log your time so we can win money for TUFC!
Reward Volunteers is a free easy way to record the time you spend volunteering for the TUFC or the West TUFC. When you log time, and elect to share activity via Facebook you become eligible to win prizes like vacations, gift cards, gift baskets, or a cash prize for the TUFC. The more time logged, the more chances to win one of the major prizes awarded each month.
TUFC Friends – This tool is available from our website on our new Connections page. By clicking on the Are you a Volunteer? button, a log in portal will appear. You can create a log in account using your email address or facebook account. You will easily be able to log your hours within seconds. Make sure to log in within 6 days of the volunteered time. Then TUFC will receive monthly reports of everyone’s time!
Tree Climb Sponsor Spotlight
How many years have you sponsored the TUFC Tree Climbing Competition?
The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook
by Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA
Visit www.proapah.com for more information.
10% of all book sales will benefit TUFC!
Thank you Marty!
Business Sponsor Spotlight
Natural Creations LLC and Samara Farms
Grant from Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Forestry
Save the Date
The 27th Annual TUFC Conference will be in Nashville on October 14 – 15 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. This year the conference will follow the Annual Tennessee Tree Climbing Competition that will also be held in Nashville.
Note that this year’s Conference will be on Sunday and Monday. Visit our Conference Page of the Website for more information as it becomes available.
Join our Board of Directors
The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) is deeply rooted in promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests which contribute to clean air and water, economic stability, and beautiful green places in which all Tennesseans and future generations will love, work and play. To continue to promote these efforts the TUFC is accepting board nominations year round. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please let us know. All board members are required to choose a committee to serve on. Committee assignments are detailed below. Self-nominations are welcomed.
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