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!
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
*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
Five-minute Demonstration by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan
Would you like to consider having a tree planted In Memory of a loved one?
Please call us at 865.637.4561 or you may purchase your “In Memory Of…” tree online. 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.
Are there Bazillion Blooms trees planted in your neighborhood?
Send us a picture, or your street name & zip code, and we’ll add it to the map!
City of Knoxville
UT Institute of Agriculture
Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee
Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Amy Styles, Committee Secretary
Sam Adams, UT Arborist
David Brace, City of Knoxville
Lindsay Cates, Dogwood Arts Board
Michael Croyle, Volunteer
Lloyd King, Volunteer
Janice Mitchell, Volunteer
Jill Neace, Dogwood Arts Board
Alaine McBee, Dogwood Arts Staff
Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Program Manager