Urban Forestry Center of Excellence

TUFC Center of Excellence

Memphis Botanic Garden has been designated as
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s first Center of Excellence!

TUFC’s new Center of Excellence program will enhance urban forestry at regional sites throughout the state. “The Centers of Excellence will provide depth to TUFC and will assist with arboretum development and certification, provide ongoing educational programs, and give citizens a local resource for arboriculture,” said TUFC president Patrick Haller. “This is a definite step forward for urban forestry in Tennessee and we are excited about this program.”

Center of Excellence sites will:

Maintain the highest level of arboretum certification.
Have a certified arborist.
Have a designated “tree team.”
Provide at least four education programs annually, devoted to arboriculture and urban forestry.
Assist TUFC with certification of arboretums in the region.
Serve as a resource to the community for tree information and education.
Promote urban forestry within the area.

Read the press release announcing Memphis Botanic Garden's COE designation.

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