Nashville, TN (November 24, 2008)- Trees Nashville seeks to make Nashville a better place by planting trees, helping to take care of them, and spreading the word about how important they are. It plants new trees for schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces. They provide advice for homeowners, specifically telling them not to indiscriminately “top” their trees. They also forge public and private partnerships, working with the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and the City of Nashville. The organization acts as a communication resource for tree advocates. They have regular community meetings and education programs.
Trees Nashville’s recent projects include a movement to preserve The Hill Tract, a 324 acre property adjacent to the Warner Parks that contains an old-growth forest. They expect to help other organizations raise $10.4 million to buy the tract. Partnering with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Committee and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, the organization also helps to plant 1,000 cherry trees over the next 10 years throughout the city. In addition, they have been working with the Green Ribbon Committee to recommend new goals for developing and maintaining an urban forest program for the City of Nashville, in accordance with Mayor Karl Dean’s commission to make Nashville one of the greenest cities in America.
For more information, visit Trees Nashville.