Extension: Urban Forestry

Urban foresters attend to trees within the City of Knoxville.

The importance of trees, vegetation, and landscaping in urban areas cannot be understated. They help to cool cities, improve air quality and water quality, and help create desirable, pedestrian-friendly spaces. Our Urban Forestry Extension provides valuable, expert information on tree and urban landscape care and maintenance for private citizens, municipalities, and industry.

Contact

Sharon Jean-Philippe
Professor
865-974-2946
jeanphil@utk.edu

Resources

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council Webinar Series

The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) and the UT Residential and Community Forestry Workgroup have joined forces to bring you free educational seminars to help you manage urban forests.

Thursday, July 21, 11am – 12pm (CT)

How Urban Trees Can Detect, Remediate, and Prevent Contamination of Soil and Groundwater in Our Communities
Dr. James Landmeyer
Research Hydrologist
U.S. Geological Survey

Approved for:

  • 1 Certified Arborist CEU

Webinar replays:


Residential and Community Forestry Resources

Meet the Residential and Community Forestry Workgroup

Residential and Community Forestry News

Tree News You Can Use: Mulch Is Good!

In this photo, mulch has been applied too deep and too close to the stem, creating “mulch volcanoes.”

Tree News You Can Use: Planting Depths: When is Low Too Low?

Tree News You Can Use: What’s Bugging Your Trees This Spring?

Tree News You Can Use: Plant Health Care

Tree News You Can Use: Fall Planting Season is Underway

Tree News You Can Use: Tennessee Champion Tree Program

Sharon Jean-Philippe and Lee Rumble speak with Brad and April Petree of Petree Arbor, Lawn and Landscape.

Tree News You Can Use: Hiring the Right Tree Care Company Part II: Pruning Techniques

Tree News You Can Use: Spring Planting Selections

Tree News You Can Use: Trees and Winter Weather

Tree News You Can Use: Selecting and Establishing the Right Plant