Education and Outreach


Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show

The annual conference features national speakers, arboriculture and forestry workshops, panels, and hands-on demonstrations. MORE

Tree News

Email updates on Council activities and the state of Tennessee's urban forest.
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Tennessee Tree Climb

TUFC sponsors the  statewide competition, which promotes tree care professionalism and safety practices. Contestants compete in five preliminary events and the Master's Challenge for the state title, which includes a berth in the ISA Southern Tree Competition. MORE

Tree Recognition

Landmark, Historic, and Heritage Tree Registry

TUFC's Tree Registry recognizes noteworthy trees or groves for their significance to Tennessee communities, the state, and the nation. Landmark trees are part of a community's heritage, Historic trees witnessed an historical event, and Heritage trees qualify but have fallen. MORE
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Notable Tree Exhibit

This touring photo exhibit showcases trees from TUFC's Tree Registry and the state Division of Forestry's Champion Tree Program. Since the exhibit premiered in 2005 at Legislative Plaza of Tennessee's Capitol, it has been displayed in venues across the state.

Trees of Tennessee Book

bookOver 150 images with 68 registry and state champion trees MORE

Arboretum Certification

TUFC certifies more than 100 arboreta across the state, ranging from small schools to large parks, which are home to thousands of trees. Designed to encourage public education and interaction with trees, the program requires an arboretum to be open to the public with labeled trees that are properly maintained. MORE arboreta
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Corporate Arboreta

Companies have their properties certified as aboreta.
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Tree Sanctuary

Home owners create a personal arboretum on their property. MORE


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Urban Forestry Centers of Excellence

Regional sites throughout the state assist with arboretum development and certification, provide ongoing educational programs, and give citizens a local resource for arboriculture. MORE

State of Tennessee

Support for the State of Tennessee Urban Forestry program and promotion and review of Urban and Community Forestry Grants MORE

National Affiliates

Promotion and support for Arbor Day, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Tree Boards and ReLeaf Programs; member, Alliance for Community Trees MORE