Tennessee Certified Arboreta

 

TUFC’s certification program maintains standards for public education by state arboreta. A certified arboretum must be open to the public with trees that are labeled, properly protected, and well maintained.

West Tennessee

Chucalissa Tree Trail

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2008, R2012, R2017

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Chucalissa Tree Trail

1987 Indian Village Drive MAP

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Chucalissa Tree Trail

Situated high on the fourth Chickasaw bluff of the Mississippi River, Chucalissa is a national historical landmark owned and administrated by the University of Memphis. The site contains the C.H. Nash Museum, the remains of ancient mounds, archaeological trenches, and an interpretive trail. Evidence indicates that the first Indian town was established around the year A.D. 1000 For more information call 901-485-3748. • Website
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Cooper Young Historic District

Memphis, Shelby County
L3 2016

FacilitiesAccessible Parking Picnic

Cooper Young Historic District

2298 Young Avenue MAP

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Cooper Young Historic District

The Cooper Young Arboretum is situated in an almost-60-block historic neighborhood that is home to over 8,000 residents. The arboretum encompasses trees found in front yards, parks, businesses, and schools within the neighborhood. The trees are labeled and have a stenciled leaf near the tree on the sidewalk to make it easy to locate the trees. • Website

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Drummonds Park

Drummonds, Tipton County
L1 2016

FacilitiesAccessible Parking Picnic

Drummonds Park

261 Tate Road MAP

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Drummonds Park

One of the shining jewels of Tipton County, the Drummonds Park and Arboretum is a 30-acre community attractio with serene walking/hiking trails that wind through beautiful natural woodlands rich with wildlife, a children’s playground, disc golf course, soccer field, and covered/lighted pavilions with picnic tables and grills. This park and arboretum combination offers opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education on plant diversity. It is a collaborative effort of the county’s Master Gardeners and area Boy Scouts.

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Dyersburg Middle School

Dyersburg, Dyer County
L1 2005, L2 2008, R2016

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Dyersburg Middle School

400 Frank Maynard Blvd. MAP

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Dyersburg Middle School

The Dyersburg Middle School Outdoor Classroom and Forest of Dreams was created for the purpose of environmental education. It contains approximately 60 species of labeled trees growing in a natural woodland environment. A paved walking trail meanders through much of the arboretum. Visitors should check in at the office at the front entrance. For more information call 731-286-3625. Website

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Glenview

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2015, L2 2016

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Glenview

1141 S. Barksdale Street MAP

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Located in the heart of 24-acre Glenview Park, Glenview Arboretum is nestled between a large array of mature and young trees, and each tree has been labeled. Glenview Park, established in 1943, received its Historical status as part of the fourth predominantly African American Neighborhood to receive National Register Historic Preservation Status in Memphis.

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Louise Pearson Memorial

Alamo, Crockett County
L1 2002, L2 2006, L3 2011, R2016

Facilities AccessibleParking

Louise Pearson Memorial

15 Green Frog Lane MAP

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Louise Pearson Memorial

The Louise Pearson Memorial Arboretum was established in 2001 by Bells Garden Club in memory of one of its long-time members. The arboretum, part of historic Green Frog Farm, has about 100 labeled trees among 20 reconstructed cabins and other agricultural buildings. Website

La Grange Boardwalk

La Grange, Fayette County
L1 2016

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La Grange Boardwalk

Beasley Drive MAP

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LaGrange Boardwalk

Located at the Mineral Slough Boardwalk, the arboretum affords the public a unique opportunity to walk through pristine wetlands and observe native birds, animals, and plants. The arboretum along the Winbon Cowan Trail adds to the educational experience by identifying species of trees native to the terrain. • Website

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La Grange Cemetery

La Grange, Fayette County
L2 2012, R2017

La Grange Cemetery

Somerville-La Grange Road MAP

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La Grange Cemetery

The La Grange Cemetery dates to circa 1928. The serenity of the landscape is enhanced by stately trees, old tombstones, and wrought-iron fences, similar to old English cemeteries. The arboretum was established in 2011 and has 64 different tree species. The cemetery is part of the Town of La Grange, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Lichterman Nature Center

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2003, L2 2016

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Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Road MAP

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Lichterman Nature Center

The Lichterman Nature Center Arboretum is located on 65 acres in the heart of Memphis. The nature center provides hands-on educational opportunities for both adults and children in tree identification, tree selection, ecological succession, and more. The arboretum allows visitors the opportunity to see trees in their native habitat including forest, meadow, and aquatic habitats. The nature center is open seven days a week. For more information call 901-767-7322. MORE INFOWebsite

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Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis, Shelby County
L4 2006, R2012, R2018

Fee TUFC Discount Facilities Accessible Picnic Parking

Lichterman Nature Center

750 Cherry Road MAP

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Memphis Botanic Garden Arboretum Memphis Botanic Garden Arboretum

Nestled in the heart of Memphis, this 96 acre public garden is an oasis from the hustle and sounds of the city. It hosts 31 specialty gardens, but is best  known for the Japanese, Children’s and Herb gardens. First certified as an Arboretum in 2006  it was designated as the first Center of Excellence for the state in 2012. In 2014, The American Conifer Society recognized it as a Conifer Reference Garden. • WEBSITE

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Milan City Park

Milan, Gibson County
L1 2018

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Lichterman Nature Center

7001 Ellington Drive MAP

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The Milan City Park Arboretum is situated on the East side of Milan and covers more than 160 Acres.  A 1.4-mile walking trail guides visitors through more than 40 tree species, both young and mature.  The arboretum was developed for students and visitors to learn about native trees to West Tennessee.  Milan Park & Recreation partnered with Milan Public Utilities to make this arboretum available to the public.  The Park and Arboretum are open daily, during daylight hours. For more information, call 731-686-1611.

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New Hope Christian Academy

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2018

Limited AccessParking

Louise Pearson Memorial

3000 University Street MAP

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New Hope Christian Academy Arboretum

The New Hope Arboretum is the case of a “rescue” forest.  As the school neighborhood went through economic transition, these seven acres of land were left to grow wild for over 40 years. In 2016 the school began caring for the Forest, the first step was to begin removing privet.  Thousands of volunteer hours given by our school and community groups have transformed this overgrown area into a beautiful peaceful oasis.  Becoming an Arboretum is the next step in helping to instill the love of nature in our New Hope students and their families.
When you visit our school arboretum, please check into the front  office during school hours, Monday-Friday. If you’d like a guide, please call ahead 901.358.3183 and a staff and/or students will accompany you, if possible.  Website

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Oaklawn Garden

Germantown, Shelby County
L1 2017

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Oaklawn Garden

7831 Poplar Pike MAP

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Oaklawn Garden

When Harry and Becky Cloyes gifted their Oaklawn Garden property to the City of Germantown, they envisioned the preservation of this unique piece of land as place to inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, and protect trees, shrubs and flowers. The three-acre Oaklawn Garden is known throughout west Tennessee as Germantown’s “azalea” park. Home to hundreds of azaleas, thousands of daffodils, and a beautiful stand of trees and woody shrubs, the garden also features an eclectic display of Germantown’s history.

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Okeena Park

Dyersburg, Dyer County
L1 2005, R2012, L2 2017

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Okeena Park

1710 Lake Road MAP

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Okeena Park

Okeena Park Arboretum is located in a ten-acre public park in the center of Dyersburg. Many of the trees are part of an old-growth forest with several aged white oaks being the centerpieces of the park. Trees now number 69 species. A mile-long walking trail enables visitors to view the trees, flower beds, and historical markers up close. Dyer County Master Gardeners, Dyersburg Garden Club, Good Earth Garden Club, and Dyersburg Parks and Recreation Department have planted and maintained the arboretum as well as provided funding. Dyer County Master Gardeners obtained a grant from Tennessee Urban Forestry Council to reforest the park in 2003. You may request a guided tour by calling 731/285-6420.

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Peterson Lake Nature Center

Collierville, Shelby County
L1 2008, R2013, R2018

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Okeena Park

419 Johnson Park Drive MAP

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Peterson Lake Nature Center Arboretum  Peterson Lake Nature Center Arboretum

The Peterson Lake Nature Center Arboretum is located in Collierville’s W.C. Johnson Park.  There are a diversity of bottomland hardwood trees that are located along the boardwalk and wetland areas of the park. A great full color brochure is available at the Town’s Community Center or Library and will give visitors the opportunity to journey through our Level I arboretum on a self-guided tour with a checklist of trees and fun and educational information. The arboretum becomes a classroom for children and people of all ages. WEBSITE

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Pink Palace Museum

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2016

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Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Avenue MAP

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Pink Palace Museum

The Pink Palace Museum, located on 9.7 acres in midtown Memphis, is a collection of historic, cultural, natural, educational, and technological attractions of the City of Memphis. Establishing an arboretum on Museum grounds, with over 30 tree species, is a complement to the exhibits and an extension of the life-long learning experience the Museum provides. The arboretum provides an urban respite for Memphians and out-of-town visitors. Website

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Pleasant Run Creek Park

Bolivar, Hardeman County
L1 2018

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Pink Palace Museum

100 Stevens Road MAP

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Pleasant Run Creek Arboretum

The City of Bolivar Pleasant Run Creek Park was established in 2013 by acquiring 167 acres from Western Mental Health Institute, a division of the State of Tennessee. The property had been owned by them since 1889. City officials and citizens had a vision to turn the property into a scenic rustic park featuring walking trails, disc golf course, arboretum and restrooms surrounded by a split rail fence. The park has an abundance of large trees, plants, wildlife and two small lakes. The arboretum will feature thirty-four trees on a 3/4 mile trail that will promote education, nature and exercise.

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Rhodes College

Memphis, Shelby County
L4 2011, R2018

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Riverdale Elementary

2000 North Parkway MAP

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Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway • Located on a prestigious, gothic campus, this arboretum is home to more than 1,500 individual trees including 120 different tree species. It is located in an urban setting and has been in the making since the early 1950’s. The campus provides a self-guided, informative, walking tour of the arboretum where visitors can identify 120+ labeled tree specimens. For more information call 901-843-3238. • Website

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Riverdale Elementary

Germantown, Shelby County
L1 2010, R2016

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Riverdale Elementary

7391 Neshoba Road MAP

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Riverdale Elementary

This arboretum took ten years to create and became a community project involving students, parents, and teachers and is frequently enjoyed by them. It is located on the school’s campus in Germantown and has a child-like feel to it. Quaint and cute, you can tell this arboretum was made with love. For more information, call 901-756-2300. • Website

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Sea Isle Park

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2004, R2016

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Sea Isle Park

5250 Sea Isle Road MAP

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Forty-five different species are identified in this arboretum. Located next to the school in Sea Isle Park, this site is used extensively by classes from Sea Isle School. Visitors can also experience a variety of open space, recreational facilities and woodland settings. For more information call 901-682-9551.

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The Arboretum at Southwind

Memphis, Shelby County
L1 2013, R2018

Limited Access

Union University

8383 Tournament Drive MAP

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Southwind ArboretumSouthwind Arboretum

Carved from an 895-acre parcel of land located between Germantown and Collierville, Tennessee, Southwind is a gated, residential life-style community that includes a Tournament Players Club championship golf course.  Southwind features a wide central boulevard that connects winding streets and cul d ‘sacs throughout the neighborhood. The gardens and tree canopies are among the most distinguishing elements of the community.  Annual landscaping plans focus on preserving indigenous trees as focal points, and adding new trees and shrubs as needed to maintain the neighborhood’s established gardens, small parks, and walkways which provide access to the golf course.  More than 30 varieties of trees are represented in the Arboretum at Southwind and are among the more than 500 trees that create the Southwind neighborhood’s park-like setting.  The Arboretum at Southwind is a signature point of pride and interest for Southwind residents and their guests, as well as the thousands of golf enthusiasts who attend championship golf invitationals held at Southwind each year. 

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Union University

Jackson, Madison County
L1 2016

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Union University

1050 Union University Drive MAP

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Union University

The Union University Arboretum has over 40 labeled trees. Some of these trees have special significance to people or events of the university. The arboretum reflects the university’s religious tenets, serves as a curricular component, and allows alumni and friends to participate in a sustainable way. Website

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UT Gardens

Jackson, Madison County
L2 2006, L3 2016

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UT Gardens

605 Airways Blvd. MAP

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UT Gardens

The West Tennessee Ag Research & Education Center Arboretum with about 100 specimens is a part of the UT State Botanic Gardens. Collections of oaks, magnolia, maples, redbuds, conifers, and witchhazels are extensive, along with many other native and exotic species. The arboretum and gardens are open to the public during daylight hours. Website

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Information Codes:     L = Level 1-4     R = Recertifcation Year     D = Decertification Year

Level 1

Chevy Chase Arboretum, Jackson 2010, D2017
Chimneyrock Elementary School, Cordova 2003, D2016
Chucalissa Tree Trail, Memphis 2008, R2012, R2017
Cordova Library 2015
Drummonds Park2016
FedEx World Headquarters, Memphis 2013
FedEx World Tech Center, Collierville 2013
FedEx Corporate Technical Center, Memphis 2013
International Place, Memphis 2014
La Grange Boardwalk 2016
LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis 2013
Liberty Garden, Jackson 2010, D2017
Memphis City Beautiful Victorian Village 2004, R2013
Middleton Arboretum 2015
Milan City Park 2018
New Hope Christian Academy, Memphis 2018
Oaklawn Garden, Germantown 2017
Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park 2002, D2016
Peterson Lake Nature Center, Collierville 2008, R2013, R2018

Level 1

Pink Palace Museum, Memphis 2016
Pleasant Run Creek Park, Bolivar 2018
Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown 2010, R2016
Sea Isle Park, Memphis 2004, R2016
St. George Independent School, Collierville 2014
The Arboretum at Southwind, Memphis 2013, R2018
Union University, Jackson 2016
UT Martin 2016
Wolf River Greenway, Memphis 2014
Zadie E. Kuehl Memorial Park, Lakeland 2004, R2009, D2017

Level 2

Carlisle S. Page Arboretum, Memphis L1 2000, L2 2002, R2012, D2017
Dyersburg Middle School L1 2005, L2 2008, R2016
Glenview, Memphis L1 2015, L2 2016
La Grange Cemetery 2012, R2017
Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis 2003, R2011, L2 2016
Okeena Park, Dyersburg L1 2005, R2012, L2 2017
Trees by Touliatos Arboretum, Memphis 2002, D2012
University of Memphis-Lambuth, Jackson 2015

Level 3

Central Gardens Neighborhood, Memphis 2008, R2013
Cooper Young Historic District, Memphis 2016
Louise Pearson Memorial, AlamoL1 2002, L2 2006, L3 2011, R2016
University of Memphis, Memphis L2 2004, R2008, L3 2013
UT Gardens, Jackson L2 2006, L3 2016

Level 4

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis 2006, R2011, D2017
Memphis Botanic Garden 2006, R2012, R2018
Rhodes College, Memphis 2011, R2018
Shady Acres Park, Trenton L3 2012, L4 2013

Business

Graceland, Memphis 2013

Middle Tennessee

Bell Buckle Park

Bell Buckle, Bedford County
L1 2009, R2018

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden

113 Peacock Street MAP

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Bell Buckle Arboretum

Bell Buckle Arboretum

Bell Buckle Arboretum is located in a 13 acre park in the historic town of Bell Buckle. It is a Level I Arboretum with 40 identified species. Many of them were given as memorials. Viewing of the trees is enabled by a ½ mile walking trail. The park offers many amenities including:  a children’s playground, a pavilion with barbecue grills, a Pentaque court and a half size basketball court, an amphitheater with grassy seating area on the grounds and an ADA approved restrooms and drinking fountains.  Park art includes two sculptures by Russ Faxon and a playground ceramic feature by Sherri Hunter. Website

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Belle Forest Cave Property

Nashville, Davidson County
L1 2018

Limited Access

Cheekwood Botanical Garden

near 210 Old Hickory Boulevard MAP

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Belle Forest Arboretum

Belle Forest Arboretum

Across two forested ridges from the West Meade Waterfall, the four-acre Belle Forest Cave Property is located behind the Belle Forest Condominiums in Bellevue. It features an old springhouse leading to a small cave. The varied topography, soil types and three small streams support a large diversity of tree and shrub species, ranging from lowland hardwoods to dry ridge and acidic soil species. Guided tours are available by contacting the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation by emailing christie@tenngreen.org.

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Belle Meade Plantation

Nashville, Davidson County
L1 2000, L2 2018

Fee  Facilities Accessible Picnic Parking

Cheekwood Botanical Garden

5025 Harding Pike MAP

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Belle Meade Plantation Arboretum  Belle Meade Plantation Arboretum

Belle Meade Plantation was home to one of America’s premier stud thoroughbred farms in the 1800’s. Today the remaining roughly 32 acres are home to one of Nashville’s most beloved historic sites. Our mission is to preserve not only the mansion and outbuildings, but the property’s natural beauty as well. While touring the grounds on our paved paths visitors will come in contact with 70 different species of trees, both native and non-native. Visitors who participate in this fun walking tour will get to explore the Belle Meade grounds and learn simple ways to identify trees. A pamphlet is available in the Visitor’s Center as well as on our app for this self-guided, hour long tour. Website

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden

Nashville, Davidson County
L1 2001, L4 2011, R2017

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden

Belle Forest Arboretum Tree List1200 Forrest Park Drive MAP

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to over 250,000 annual visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions. Website

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Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Maury County
L1 2016

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Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike MAP

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Columbia State Arboretum

The Columbia State Arboretum was established to provide an educational opportunity for the college s well as the surrounding community. The arboretum consists of over 30 different identified species located throughout the charming 250-acre rural campus of the state’s first community college approximately 50 miles south of Nashville. • Website

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Couchville Lake

Hermitage, Davidson County
L1 2008, R2013, R2018

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Deerwood

2900 Hobson Pike MAP

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Couchville Lake Arboretum

The Couchville Lake Arboretum was created in 2008 by The Friends of Long Hunter State Park. The arboretum follows the two-mile paved trail around scenic Couchville Lake in Area 2 of the park. A 12-page brochure, available onsite and on the park’s website, features detailed descriptions of all 42 species of labeled trees. To use the brochure, walk the trail counter-clockwise and look for the green leaf stencils painted on the trail, which will be adjacent to each of the labeled trees. Each label includes the tree’s common name and scientific name. Website

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Deerwood

Brentwood, Williamson County
L2 2002, R2012, R2017

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Deerwood

320 Deerwood Lane MAP

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Deerwood

Originally uses by the City of Brentwood as a wastewater treatment plant, the Deerwood Arboretum is located on a 27-acre site that borders the Little Harpeth River. Over 60 tree species line paved and unpaved walking trails. A pamphlet is available on site for arboretum users wanting to take a self-guided tour. For more information contact the Brentwood Parks & Recreation Department at 615-371-2208. Website

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East Park

Tullahoma, Coffee County
L1 2016, L2 2017

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East Park

908 Country Club Drive MAP

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East Park

The City of Tullahoma was selected by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division to receive Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program community tree planting matching grants in 2015 and in 2016.  The trees acquired by these grants and by private donations made it possible for the City to create the East Park Arboretum which is certified as a Level II Arboretum containing greater than 60 tree species.  MORE

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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County
L1 2015

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Middle Tennessee State University

1305 East Main Street MAP

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Middle Tennessee State University has over 100 species of native and ornamental trees on more than 500 acres. Take a walking tour of the campus using the pamphlet titled “An MTSU Sampler of Native Tennessee Trees” and enjoy views of 35 native Tennessee trees (plus one unique introduced species, a male and female ginkgo). The pamphlet unfolds to the campus map annotated with locations of trees while another part of the pamphlet provides tree details that include common and scientific name, GPS coordinates, and historical remarks. Copies of the pamphlet can be obtained at MT One Stop or the Student Union Help Desk. WebsiteWebsite

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Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

Monteagle, Grundy County
L1 2012, R2017

Facilities Parking

Tennessee Residence

14 East Circle Drive MAP

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Monteagle Home

The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly is located in Monteagle, Tennessee just 6 miles from The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee on the South Cumberland Plateau. Established in 1882, the Monteagle Assembly was an outgrowth of the nineteenth Chautauqua movement. The Monteagle Assembly remains true to its Chautauqua heritage, still combining religion, art, theater, discussions on literary and public affairs and wholesome summer relaxation in a beautiful mountain setting. The Assembly campus encompasses over 385 forested acres. The arboretum is located within the 110 acre central campus featuring narrow gravel dirt roads which wind through the rolling hills and ravines of the Assembly’s park-like setting.

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Oaklands Park

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County
L1 2016

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Oaklands Park

900 North Maney Avenue MAP

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The Arboretum at Oakland Mansion hosts a beautiful variety of unique and historic native trees. From early spring through autumn, this arboretum displays the wide spectrum of Tennessee’s vibrant flowering trees and fall color. Visitors can follow our winding pathways to discover a natural spring and trees aging to almost 300 years old. Picnics and outside play are always welcome. Website • Website

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Parris Powers Memorial Arboretum

Gallatin, Sumner County
L2 2018

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East Park

1480 Nashville Pike MAP

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Parris Powers Memorial Arboretum

The Parris Powers Memorial Arboretum is located on the campus of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. There are sixty-one different tree species, many of which are native to Tennessee. The Arboretum was facilitated by former CCURI instructor and Professor of Chemistry, Parris Foster Powers. The goal of this arboretum is to inspire lifelong learning, promote biodiversity, and strengthen the community. Vol State’s Arboreta was paid for by the Tennessee Environmental Council and Vol State’s Sustainability Committee. For more information contact Professor Keith Bell: 615-452-8600

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Paul Jermanus Memorial

Nashville, Davidson County
L1 2016

Limited AccessParking

Paul Jermanus Memorial

7228 Centennial Blvd MAP

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Paul Jermanus Memorial

The Nashville GreenField Restoration Site is a combined initiative between Tennessee Environmental Council, Ford Motor Companies, and Golder Associates as part of a larger restoration and reforestation project to ensure the health and stability of the 120 acres. The site hosts over 30 unique tree species. Must be accompanied by staff. Contact TECTN at 615-248-6500. MOREWebsite

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Ridgetop Station Park

Ridgetop, Robertson County
L1 2013, R2018

Facilities Accessible Picnic Parking

Sam Davis Home

1954 Woodruff Avenue MAP

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Ridgetop Station Park Arboretum

Ridgetop Station Park Arboretum

Ridgetop Station Park, on the edge of the Highland Rim, is located in a  26-acre park encompassing woodlands; fields; an antebellum-styled house/museum; and playgrounds.  The park is near the Ridgetop railroad tunnel constructed in 1902-1905 and  used today. Ridgetop was a resort community in the late 19th-early 20th century for Nashville families seeking  respite from heat and humidity at higher elevations.  Many  original summer cottages are near the park.  The arboretum, maintained by Ridgetop volunteers and Robertson County Master Gardeners, contains over fifty tree and shrub specimens.  Most are near the 1.5 mile paved walking trail. Website

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Sam Davis Home

Smyrna, Rutherford County
L1 2015

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Sam Davis Home

1399 Sam Davis Road MAP

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Located at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, many of the arboretum’s trees were on the property when the Davis family lived there in the 1860s, including the white oak to which Sam Davis tied his horse on his last visit home before his capture. A brochure is available at the Visitor Center. For more information call 615-459-2341. Website

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Tennessee Residence

Nashville, Davidson County
L2 2016

Limited Access Facilities Accessible Parking

Tennessee Residence

882 Curtiswood Lane South MAP

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Tennessee Residence

The Tennessee Residence, home to the Governor and First Lady, is located on 10 acres in Nashville. This level 2 arboretum incorporates 177 individual trees representing 27 families and 63 species. Interesting species at the Residence include Kentucky coffeetree, panicled goldenraintree, chinafir, fringetree, witchazel, and blight-resistant American chestnut.

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The Mulch Company

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County
L1 2016

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The Mulch Company

511 Agripark Drive MAP

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The arboreum at The Mulch Company’s Murfreesboro location features a pollinator garden that serves as a habitat for bees, butterflies, and various species of birds. A constructed bioretention area works in conjunction with the arboretum to help manage and retain storm water on the site. This is yet another example of how The Mulch Company continues its commitment to promote a positive environmental impact within the community. • Website

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University School of Nashville

Nashville, Davidson County
L1 2018

Limited AccessParking

Paul Jermanus Memorial

2000 Edgehill Ave MAP

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USN Arboretum
USN Arboretum

University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, K-12 school near downtown Nashville and adjacent to Vanderbilt University. USN was founded in 1915 as the Peabody Demonstration School. The arboretum consists of over 30 different species—most of which are native to Middle Tennessee—on a circular tour through the 8-acre main campus, which includes our Outdoor Classroom and pond. The arboretum is intended to create opportunities for curricular connections, to support place-based learning, foster appreciation for local habitat, and encourage a love of nature.  (Please note some areas are not open to the public without prior arrangement.)  Website

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White House Arboretum

White House, Sumner County
L4 2013, R2018

Limited Access

White House Arboretum

210 Rolling Acres Drive MAP

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The Arboretum contains 350 trees, 165 types, 150 species, 80 genera, and five species of bamboo, with many additional interesting features for eyes to behold. Free tours are available from owners Randy and Carolyn Allen by visiting their Website.

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White House Greenway

White House, Sumner County
L2 2017

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White House Greenway

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The White House Greenway Trail is a 3.5-mile trail that will in the near future totally encompass the inner city of White House. The trail meanders through various land types, from lowlands to uplands, and commercially developed to deep forest. Much of the trail is deep in a second-growth forest of yellow buckeye, American beech, yellow poplar, Northern red oak, hickory species, pawpaw, black tupelo, and over 50 more species. Walk, jog, bike, and pet-friendly (on leash). Five trailheads are placed along the length for easy access. • Website

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Information Codes:     L = Level 1-4     R = Recertifcation Year     D = Decertification Year

Level 1

Baddour Parkway, Lebanon 2014
Bell Buckle Park 2011, R2018
Belle Forest Cave Property, Nashville2018
Brentwood Library 2008, R2013
Buford McCord Memorial Park, Lyles 2013
Cane Creek, Cookeville 2018
Christ the King School, Nashville 2012
City Lake, Cookeville 2018
Columbia Academy, Columbia 2015
Columbia State Community College, Columbia 2016
Davidson Academy, Nashville 2014
Dickson Community Nature Trail 2004, D2017
G.D. Coorts Memorial, Cookeville 2000, R2011, D2017
Harpeth Hall School, Nashville 2005, R2013
The Hermitage, Nashville 2003, D2017
Hillsboro West End, Nashville 2000, D2016

Level 1

Interstate Packaging, White Bluff 2000, R2013
Couchville Lake, Hermitage 2008, R2013, R2018
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro 2015
Monteagle Sunday School Assembly 2012, R2017
The Mulch Company, Murfreesboro 2016
Oaklands Park, Murfreesboro 2016
Obed River Park, Crossville 2004, D2016
Paul Jermanus Memorial, Nashville 2016
Pleasant Run Creek, Pulaski 2004, D2016
Ridgetop Station Park, Ridgetop 2013, R2018
Sam Davis Home, Smyrna 2015
Stones River Greenway, Murfreesboro 2003, D2017
University School of Nashville, Nashville2018
Walton Ferrry, Hendersonville 2001, R2013

Level 2

Belle Meade Plantation  L1 2000, L2 2018
Deerwood Park and Natural Area, Brentwood 2002, R2012, R2017
East Park, Tullahoma L1 2016, L2 2017
McMinnville Civic Center 2006, R2015
Parris Powers Memorial, Gallatin 2018
Tennessee Residence, Nashville 2016
Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville 2012
White House Greenway 2017

Level 4

Cheekwood Botanical Garden, NashvilleL1 2001, L4 2011, R2017
Sewanee Arboretum 2013
White House Arboretum 2013, R2018

Business

Milky Way Farm, Pulaski 2013

East Tennessee

Ardinna Woods

Jonesborough, Washington County
L2 2011, R2016

Ardinna Woods

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Ardinna Woods

A Tree City USA, the Town of Jonesborough maintains Ardinna Woods Arboretum, which includes such species as yellowwood, black tupelo, Kentucky coffeetree, as well as hickories, the umbrella tree, Carolina cherry laurel, Carolina buckthorn, and others. The site includes a butterfly garden. For more information, call 423-753-5288. Website

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Bearden High School

Knoxville, Knox County
L1 2018

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Burchfiel Grove

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Bearden High School Arboretum Bearden High School Arboretum

Adapting to the growing technological society, Bearden High’s Arboretum online platform allows immediate excess through QR code on the stake identifying the plants. With the easy access through the ubiquitous QR code reader app and automatic camera features on certain models of phone, a scan directly brings the visitor to the plants’ information including the Common name, scientific name, basic information, and an interesting fact. To enhance the online experience, an interactive plants map is imbedded so visitors can know the locations of different trees.

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Burchfiel Grove

Sevierville, Sevier County
L1 2002, L2 2010, R2016

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Burchfiel Grove

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Cleveland Bradley County Greenway

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway Arboretum follows Mouse Creek for 4.2 miles from downtown Cleveland toward the Hiwassee River. A result of a local Eagle Scout project working in conjunction with the City Urban Forester and the Greenway Board, the arboretum has 31 species of trees identified and marked with common name, botanical name, and detailed information. Website

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Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

Cleveland, Bradley County
L1 2016

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Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

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Cleveland Bradley County Greenway

The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway Arboretum follows Mouse Creek for 4.2 miles from downtown Cleveland towards the Hiwassee River.  The walking/biking path provides many educational markers as it winds through the city and into the countryside.  The Greenway Arboretum, a result of a local Eagle Scout project working in conjunction with the City Urban Forester and the Greenway Board, has 31 species of trees and identified and marked with the common name, botanical name, and detailed information regarding each tree.  For more information please visit the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway website – cbcgreenway.com. Website

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Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, Bradley County
L1 2006, L2 2011, R2016

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Cleveland State Community College

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Cleveland State Community College

The Cleveland State Community College arboretum comprises the grounds of the college and contains 75 marked species of trees. The objective for this arboretum is to provide an outdoor learning classroom to provide a self-learning activity for the greater community. The arboretum also includes a nature trail for walking and mountain biking. For more information call 423-473-2342.

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Domtar at Borden Park

Kingsport, Sullivan County
L1 2010, L2 2015

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Domtar at Borden Park

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The Domtar Arboretum is in the center of Kingsport in Borden Park. This 17-acre park includes many activities including a 18-hole disc golf course, walking trails, and a community/craft center. The arboretum includes over 100 mature trees with over 65 different species of trees labeled. Call 423-224-2439 for more information. Website

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Fort Wood Arboretum

Chattanooga, Hamilton County
L1 2018

Domtar at Borden Park

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Fort Wood Arboretum

Fort Wood Arboretum

The Fort Wood Historic District is a vibrant, predominantly residential, neighborhood set on a sloping hillside adjacent to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga campus. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a local historic district. The homes and trees in Fort Wood are protected under Historic District Guidelines, making our community a natural location for an arboretum. Just as the beautiful old homes do, the majestic old trees provide a link between the past, present and future. Website

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Ivan Racheff House and Gardens

Knoxville, Knox County
L1 2003, L2 2018

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Ivan Racheff Memorial Sign

Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, the State Headquarters and property of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, is surrounded by three acres of gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee. This public space, bequeathed to TFGC in 1970, embodies former owner Mr. Racheff’s dream of harmonizing nature and industry. Standing in contrast to the nearby steel mill, the garden features a looping path with flowering shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, and ferns that invites nature-lovers to share in Mr. Racheff’s vision. A Children’s Garden, a Pink Garden (for breast cancer survivor’s and fighters), and a Water Garden are some of the treasures you will find onsite. The gardens are open to the public February 15 to December 15, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM and for special events.Website

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Jacob’s Nature Park

Johnson City, Washington County
L1 2018

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JNP Arboretum

Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Arboretum includes a mix of mostly native trees located throughout a 28-acre environmental park and learning center. Wetlands and bottomland comprise about half the park with wooded ridges featuring numerous large hardwoods making up the rest. More than two miles of trails traverse the entire park and take visitors past towering beeches and poplars, Creekside black willow and sycamores and much more. Learning opportunities abound in the park, which includes information about pollinators, native wildlife and wetlands’ importance to ecosystems. Website

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Linda T. Collins Memorial

Chattanooga, Hamilton County
L2 2010, R2016

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Linda T. Collins Memorial

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Linda T Collins Memorial

The Linda T. Collins Arboretum at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga provides a diverse collection of trees and shrubs that are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes. This arboretum serves the Chattanooga community by providing a special place that conserves and displays the plants that enhance Chattanooga’s urban environment. • Website

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Mabry-Hazen House

Knoxville, Knox County
L1 2017

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Mabry-Hazen House

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The Mabry-Hazen House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built atop Mabry’s Hill in 1858 and housed the same family until 1987. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest original family collections in America. Mabry’s Hill is a greenspace open to the public with over 34 different species of trees. Website

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Norris Commons

Norris, Anderson County
L1 2018

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Norris Commons Arboretum

Norris Commons Arboretum

The Norris Commons Arboretum is a ten-acre park in the center of historic Norris, the oldest Tree City USA in the state. It includes a large central lawn area used for civic events and ball fields, surrounded by a variety of trees. The oldest trees include several planted by TVA soon after the town’s birth in 1933 and includes the Commons Elm, a landmark and historic tree. Many more recently planted trees are the Honor Trees planted by the Norris Tree Commission. Website

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Northeast State Community College

Blountville, Sullivan County
L1 2010, R2016

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Northeast State Community College

The Northeast State Community College Arboretum includes a very nice path that makes a continuous loop throughout the grounds. There are both wooded areas and grassy fields to wander through (and some benches spotted along the way). This trail includes 47 labeled trees and is maintained by the college located just south of the arboretum. For more information, contact 423-323-0206. • Website

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Reflection Riding

Chattanooga, Hamilton County
L4 2002, R2017

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Reflection Riding

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Reflection Riding

The labeled botanical collection includes over 134 species of trees accessible via 15 miles of beautiful mountain trails. Rustic signs tell of the geology, history, and botany of the area. The facility incorporates a full educational program on environmental topics and is used by garden clubs and plant societies for meetings and training sessions. Closed Mondays. For more information call 423-821-8100. Website

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Sycamore Shoals State Park

Elizabethton, Carter County
L1 2012, R2017

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Tusculum College

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Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center

This arboretum is located in front of the park Visitors Center around the parking area.  The terrain is almost level and is easily accessible.  The park serves visitors from all over the nation and from many international countries sharing the flora of the S. Appalachians Ridge & Valley Province. Numerous reenactment events and a host of other special events are held annually.  Across Elk Avenue is the Tweetsie Trail; the Elizabethton linear trail enters the park along the Watauga River.  The arboretum compliments 4-H, FFA and other youth group activities.  423-543-5808.   Website  DOWNLOAD TREE LIST

Townsend River Walk

Townsend, Blount County
L1 2011, R2016

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Tusculum College

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Level 1, 2011, recertified 2016 • 205 Wears Valley Road • The Townsend Riverwalk is an approximately .375-mile trail along the Little River on the TDOT right-of-way of Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend. Established as a collaboration of the City of Townsend and the Tuckaleechee Garden Club in 2004, it has been an ongoing project of the garden club and the Blount County Master Gardeners. The Riverwalk is the only certified trail arboretum in Blount County, and has about 40 trees identified as well as an established butterfly pollinator garden. For more information, contact the Garden Club at 865-984-4873. Website

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Tusculum College

Greeneville, Greene County
L1 2015

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Tusculum College

The Tusculum College arboretum was developed in 2015 to help students and visitors learn about trees native to this area of the Appalachians. For many, the highlight of this self-guided walking tour is the Old Oak, a nearly 300-year-old white oak , which is one of TUFC’s landmark trees. It stands over 100 feet tall and has a trunk diameter of 23 feet. The Old Oak Festival every April celebrates local musicians and artists. Website

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UT Arboretum

Oak Ridge, Anderson County
L4 2001, R2018

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Reflection Riding

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UT 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

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Information Codes:     L = Level 1-4     R = Recertifcation Year     D = Decertification Year

Level 1

American Museum of Science & Energy 2001, D2016
Bearden High School, Knoxville 2018
Bonny Oaks, Chattanooga 2000, D2017
Bryan College, Dayton 2011, D2017
Buffalo Creek Park, Unicoi 2014
Cherokee Trail, Chattanooga 2000, D2016
Chattanooga Audubon Acres 2003, D2016
Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway2016
Crockett Spring Park, Rogersville 2013
David Crockett High School, Jonesborough 2010, D2016
Engleman Park, Sweetwater 2014
Halls Outdoor Classroom, Knoxville 2012, D2018
Fort Wood, Chattanooga 2018
Heritage Center, Oak Ridge 2014
Ijam’s Nature Center, Knoxville 2013
Jacob’s Nature Park, Johnson City 2018

Level 1

Karns High School, Knoxville 2011, D2017
Knoxville Botanical Garden 2011, D2017
Knoxville Zoological Gardens 2015
Marble Springs State Historic Site, Knoxville 2013
Mabry-Hazen House, Knoxville 2017
New Hopewell Elementary School, Knoxville 2003, D2016
Norris Commons 2018
Northeast State Community College, Blountville 2010, R2016
Ocoee Regional Nature Center, Cleveland 2001, D2016
Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville 2014
South-Doyle Middle School Nature Trail, Knoxville 2003, D2016
Steele Creek Park Tree Trail, Bristol 2003, 2008, D2017
Sycamore Shoals State Park, Elizabethton 2012, R2017
Townsend River Walk 2011, R2016
Tusculum College 2015
Walters State Community College, Morristown 2006, D2017

Level 2

Ardinna Woods, Jonesborough 2011, R2016
Burchfiel Grove, Sevierville L1 2002, L2 2010 R2016
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City 2014
Chattanooga State Technical College 2008, D2017
Cleveland State Community College L1 2006, L2 2011, R2016
Daniel Boone Arboretum, Tazewell L1 2003, L2 2006, D2017
Domtar at Borden Park, Kingsport L1 2010, L2 2015
Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, Knoxville  L1 2003, L2 2018
Linda T. Collins Arboretum, Chattanooga 2010, R2016

Level 3

University of Tennessee Trial Gardens, Knoxville 2003

Level 4

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City 2002
Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, Chattanooga 2002, R2017
UT Arboretum, Oak Ridge 2001, R2018