Information of interest to Nashville's urban forest supporters
Emerald Ash Borer is killing Nashville trees
Davidson is one of 47 Tennessee counties under federal quarantine for infestation of the emerald ash beetle. The insect is 100% fatal to ash trees, and will kill them all by 2020. Unless you treat the tree with insecticides every year or remove and replace it, you will have a dangerous, dead tree.
The ash borer usually spreads when people move firewood. Don't transport firewood, even within Tennessee.MORE
‘Trees of Tennessee’ features local giants
A new coffee-table books featuring 68 of Tennessee's big trees includes five Nashville trees. A bigtooth aspen and a Japanese zelkova made the list of Tennessee Urban Forestry Council's notable trees. The Battle of Nashville Oak, the Chickasaw Treaty Oak, and the Witness Tree are listed in the Landmark, Historic, and Heritage Tree Registry.
The 128-page book features over 150 images, facts about tree species, and tales of historic state trees. MORE
Make your home a tree sanctuary
You can now designate your property as a tree sanctuary with Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s new program for residences.
Criteria for certification include identifying 10 tree species, signing a healthy yard pledge , using a certified arborist, and proper maintenance. Participants receive an outdoor plaque, a certificate, and free membership in TUFC. MORE