Community Tree Planting Day: December 3, 2016
Going into its eighth year, Dogwood Arts, along with local nursery partners, have sold and planted over 8,000 April-blooming, disease-resistant dogwood trees! This program was established with the goal of restoring the former vitality and beauty of the dogwood tree population in our East Tennessee communities. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 trees in 10 years!
ONLINE TREE SALES ARE CLOSED
Tree pick up is Saturday, December 3rd 2016 from 9am-noon at UT Gardens
*Trees can not be shipped.
Visit these GARDEN PARTNERS for larger dogwood trees and other spring flowering trees, bulbs, shrubs and perennials for a beautiful spring display.
Why Plant A Dogwood Tree?
*To keep our iconic dogwood trails blooming for years to come! The average life span of a dogwood in an urban setting is 25 years; and up to 50 in a rural setting. The first Dogwood Trail was planted in 1955. With a dogwood trees’ average life span of 25 years in an urban setting and up to 50 in a native setting, it is important to plant for the future.
*Dogwood trees offer 4 seasons of interest: spring bloom, summer shade, crimson fall color and winter berries for wildlife. The berries provide food for American Cardinals along with over 35 species of birds.
*Spring flowers provide nectar to pollinators including bees and spring azure butterflies
*Planting trees increases property values by providing beauty, decreasing utility costs by providing shade and improving air quality
You may purchase your ‘In Memory or Honor *Of’… tree online or call us at 865-637-4561. Dogwood Arts will be honored to arrange for the dogwood tree[s] to be planted in public land in Knox or surrounding counties where they will add beauty to our surroundings, improve our air, and be a beautiful reminder of lost ones. A donation of $25 or more recognizes your gift and provides for one tree.
City of Knoxville
UT Institute of Agriculture
Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee
Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Program Manager, Dogwood Arts Staff
Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Sam Adams, UT Arborist
David Brace, City of Knoxville
Lindsay Cates, Dogwood Arts Board
Michael Croyle, Volunteer
Lloyd King, Volunteer
Alaine McBee, Dogwood Arts Staff
Janice Mitchell, Volunteer
Jill Neace, Dogwood Arts Board
James Newburn, Asst. Dir. UT Gardens
Amy Styles, Volunteer
Gayle Rymer, Volunteer