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PRESENTING SPONSOR:

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BAZILLION BLOOMS

Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming and make it easy
for you to make a difference––one tree at a time. Beautify your own landscape, honor someone special, or donate a tree to the Dogwood Trails and Keep Knoxville Blooming for years to come!
Our trees come from a grower in Middle Tennessee, are disease-resistant, spring-blooming, and available in pink and white.

  • Pick-Up & Plant Yourself: (1-4 trees) $25/each or (5+ trees) $20/each

  • Gift Trees: $35/each & includes commemorative card mailed to the recipient of your choosing

Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. Over 12, 000 dogwood trees have been added to our community in just 12 years through the Bazillion Blooms program. Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails were created in 1955 to help beautify our neighborhoods. As the landscape ages, it is increasingly important to revitalize tree plantings along these trails and throughout our region to ensure their beauty continues into the future.

12 YEARS

12K TREES PLANTED

A BAZILLION BLOOMS

HOW IT WORKS:  

OPTION 1: 
PICK-UP & PLANT YOURSELF
(1-4 trees) $25/each (5+ trees) $20/each

Purchase bare-root trees (2.5-4ft tall) and plant them yourself! Plan ahead for spring blooms: Fall/winter is the best time to plant trees: the combination of warm soil, fall rains, and cool temperatures stimulate root growth to help your tree get established for next spring.

OPTION 2: 
BUY IN MEMORY OR CELEBRATION
$35/each (includes card)

No matter what time of the year, you can celebrate a special event, honor an individual, or memorialize a loved one by donating a tree to the Historic Dogwood Trails. Your gift will Keep Knoxville Blooming and include a commemorative card (with your personal message) that will be mailed to the recipient of your choosing.

OPTION 3: 
DONATE TREES TO THE HISTORIC DOGWOOD TRAILS
$25/each 

Support the Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Program by donating trees to be planted along our historic Dogwood Trails, which have been a symbol of civic pride and community celebration since 1955.

 

VISIT OUR PARTICIPATING

GARDEN CENTERS

Larger blooming trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials are available at these participating Garden Centers: Ellenburg Landscaping & NurseryMayo Garden CentersNorthshore Nursery, and Stanley’s Greenhouse.

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NOTE: You cannot purchase the bare-root $25 trees from these Garden Centers. 
Refunds or replacement trees are not available. Dogwood Arts purchases the highest quality bare-root trees from Middle Tennessee growers. Proper planting and care is critical to successful growing. 

Video produced by Knoxville Weekend

WHY PLANT DOGWOODS?

  • To keep our historic Dogwood Trails blooming for years to come! 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

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TREE DONATIONS 2021

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DONATED TO THE DOGWOOD TRAILS

  • Susan Cafferty

  • Norma Cook

  • Jamie Davis

  • Dabney Johnson

  • Paula and Grainger Morrison

IN HONOR / CELEBRATION OF:

  • Terri & Steve Dole from The Kuesters

  • Caroline Bingham Hoadley from Caroline Hoadley

  • Mary Hurst from Rachel Lovell

  • Mike Paschall from Dave & Bonnie Lockwood

  • Cotton Berrier, Harriett Berrier, Katherine & Chris Everett, Bob & Jane Mimcke, Bob & Margaret Patrone from Sarah Berrier

  • Robert Kenan Smith from Mom & Dad

  • Virginia Colyar Smith from Mom & Dad

  • Henry Scott Smith from Mom & Dad

  • L. Caesar Stair, III from Members of the Knox County Master Gardeners

IN MEMORY OF:

•   Thornton Elmore from Missy Palmer Trent
•   Barry Jenkins from Lisa Duncan
•   Nelly Elsa DiGiulio from Sandi & David Gettlefinger
•   Barry Jenkins from Jane Brannon
•   Corey Justice  from Sean, Ashlee, Mia and Morgan Holloway
•   Alton Chester Morris, Jr. from Suzanne Piper
•   Lea Ousley from Linda, Michael, and Mark Ousley
•   Myles W. Dewey from Erin Archer
•   Buddy and Sarah Saulsbury from Tamra Ray
•   Linda Jane Long from Suzanne Graves
•   Andi Ray from Jane & Richard Ray
•   Lawana JoAnne Puccini Tarter from Tyson & Betsy Chastain
•   Glenda Beverly Calhoun, beloved Mother from Karen Lynn Calhoun, daughter
•   Peggy Serrano from Leslie Serrano
•   David Leroy Owens from Dane & Ripley Owens
•   Reggie Jenkins & Peggy Whitt from William Heller & Michael Whitt
•   Karen Moree from The Caffertys
•   Tom Baker from Mari Kohnstamm
•   Betty Gheen from Kevin & Beth Gheen
•   Billy Dale Smith from Nancy White
•   Tommy Keeton from Ashley Keeton Francis
•   Randy Bush from Kaitlyn Meadows, Family & Friends of Randy