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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.


Sharon Jean-Philippe
Associate Professor


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.

Webinar schedule:

  • Plant Disease in Urban Forests, presented by Alan Windham
  • Proactive Pest Management in Winter and Spring, presented by Dr. Frank Hale
  • Stand Dynamics in the Old Forest State Natural Area, presented by Eric Bridges
  • Rethinking Trees, presented by Dr. Paul Ries
  • 3/18: Emerald Ash Borer: What to Expect; How to Respond presented by Dr. Cameron Stauder
  • 4/15: “You don’t have to plant a tree, but it’d be a whole lot cooler if you did!” presented by Diane Warwick

All webinars will be held at 12 pm ET/11 am CT.

Residential and Community Forestry Resources

Meet the Residential and Community Forestry Workgroup

Residential and Community Forestry News

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

Tree News You Can Use: Trees and Winter Weather