Latest TUFC News
New Arboreta in East & Middle,
Recertified in Middle & West TN!
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
Regional Urban Forester 3- West
The west Tennessee Regional Urban Forester resides within the Forest Health and Sustainability Unit and is responsible for implementing urban forest management programs in western grand division of the state.
Specific Job Duties:
- Provides input and guidance for Forest Health and Sustainability Unit Leader regarding urban forest management programs.
- Seeks opportunities and partnerships to grow urban forest management programs within the West Tennessee region.
Program Development & Implementation
- Actively develops and maintains working partnerships with other state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and various conservation groups
2. Ensures Division urban forest management programs are relevant on a region-wide basis
3. Provides technical assistance and relevant information to homeowners, landowners, schools, communities, non-profits, municipalities and cities
4. Administers the Arbor Day Foundation programs (Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA), urban riparian restoration, urban forest canopy assessments, outreach and education, wildland fire management, forest health and urban cost share assistance in the west Tennessee region
5. Partners with the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council to implement urban forest management programs and conduct outreach activities…
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!
to our New and Returning Members!
Josiah Lockard and Associates
$50 from Critical Writing Solutions, Sevierville
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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