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Branching Out

Program Spotlight:  Centers of Excellence

TUFC’s Center of Excellence program enhances urban forestry at regional sites throughout the state.

Created in 2012, the program is designed to provide extra depth to TUFC’s outreach and education programs. Centers assist with arboretum development and certification, provide ongoing educational programs, and give citizens a local resource for arboriculture.

Memphis Botanic Garden became the first Center of Excellence in 2012. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville joined the program in 2016. A center in the eastern region of the state is under development.

Learn More about this program here.

 Arboretum – Memphis Botanic Garden

For more information, visit their website:

More about our statewide arboreta program!

eLearn Urban Forestry

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 hcampbell@sref.info with any questions.

 May Webinars

American Grove

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 :

A TUFC member submitted the Pentz Pecan from Sommerville, TN featured here and on our website

Volunteer Spotlight

Who are you? Jan Castillo

How long have you served the TUFC?

Why do you serve?

Who Is

Doing Amazing Work or Volunteer Work Associated with Promoting, Protecting or Advocating for Urban Forests?

We Need to Know!

Nominate them today for an Award of Excellence

New and Returning Members:

Eastern Red Cedar Partner: Bartlett Tree Experts

Michael Davie

Chase Giebner

Travis Morgan

Dogwood Partner:  Village Trees, LLC.

Neil Letson

Amazing New Volunteer Log

Reward Volunteers

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

Davey

Who are you and what do you offer your clients? 

How many years have you sponsored the TUFC Tree Climbing Competition?

Why do you sponsor the TUFC?

The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook

by Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA

The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook

 Visit www.proapah.com for more information.

10% of all book sales will benefit TUFC! 

Thank you Marty!

Business and Conference Sponsor Spotlight

Memphis Botanic Garden

Who are you and what do you offer your clients?Memphis Botanic Garden. We are a 96 acre oasis in the heart of Memphis with a goal of connecting people with nature and their environment. We have 31 specialty gardens and lots of educational opportunities. We are a level 4 arboretum, Conifer Reference Garden, and the COE for West Tennessee.

How many years have you sponsored the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council?  14 years

Why do you sponsor the TUFC? We fully believe in the purpose of TUFC and feel privileged to be a part of the programs it offers.

Save the Date

The 27th Annual TUFC Conference will be in Nashville on October 14 – 15 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens.  

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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