Latest TUFC News
New Arboreta in East & Middle,
Recertified in Middle & West TN!
This is current board member & past President Katie Killebrew, Clarksville City Forester @ Liberty Park our most recent new level 1 arboretum!
And Dianna Davies w Fort Wood arboretum also one of our newest level one arboretum entries last November.
We’d like to congratulate both arboretum’s for their hard work and attention to detail and superb excellence!
New Level 1 – Jacob’s Nature Park, Johnson City
New Level 1 – Belle Forest Cave Property, Nashville
New Level 1 – Cane Creek Park, Cookeville
New Level 1 – City Lake Natural Area, Cookeville
Recertified Level 4 – Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis
Recertified Level 1 – Ridgetop Station Park, Ridgetop
Recertified Level 1 – The Arboretum at Southwind, Memphis
Learn more about these arboreta and make plans to visit one soon! Click Here
Meet Mr. Michael Doresy, The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s New Executive Director
Mike Dorsey (www.IAmMikeDorsey.com) is a Proud Husband and Father. He’s also a sought after Author, Podcaster, Speaker, Host and Workshop Facilitator. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology and has spent almost 15 years in sales with various Fortune 500 Companies. He’s the Author of the Books Dynamic Black Fatherhood Manifesto (2018) and ABE Always Be Engaged: The 7 Keys to Living a Fit Urban Life (2015). He’s the creator of the Podcast, “Black Fathers, NOW!” www.BlackFathersNOW.com and the Apparel company Black Family Apparel www.BlackFamilyApparel.com. He currently lives in Knoxville, TN, and enjoys traveling the world and having engaging experiences with interesting people.
Laurie Williams, Memphis Botanic Garden
Introduction to Citizen Urban Forestry Workshop
September 13th from 1:00-5:00 the workshop was offered in Nashville at our Middle Tennessee Center of Excellence, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. The class covered the importance of trees, tree identification, tree installation, EAB and tree pruning.
In 2019 we will be offering an advanced course for those that would like to learn key tree features to help them identify trees in the winter. If you would be interested in this class, please fill out the survey to help us determine a day and time that would work for you.
Winter Tree Identification Survey
We also plan to offer a series of classes (once a week) in the Fall of 2019 that will be similar to the Master Gardner’s certification program but all on trees! Be on the lookout for more information!
Tennessee Urban Forestry Launches New Tennessee Champion Tree Program!
In 2016, a team of students and faculty at the University of Tennessee contracted with the TN Division of Forestry to re-inventory the state’s champion trees. Revitalizing a program that began in the early 1970’s. Now the torch has been passed to the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. CLICK HERE to view program details and the updated list of Tennessee’s largest trees!
Amazing New Volunteer Log
Log your time today on our Connections page.
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.
New Tree Sanctuary in Arlington, TN!
See more pictures of the Wilson’s property and other Tree Sanctuaries throughout Tennessee HERE
”Nature does nothing uselessly.”
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