Dogwood Arts plans to reach goal of 10,000 Dogwood Trees planted in ten years

September 26, 2018 [Knoxville, Tennessee]— Dogwood Arts encourages Knoxville to help us reach 10,000 Dogwood trees planted in 10 years as a part of the Bazillion Blooms program. Since the initiation of Bazillion Blooms in 2009, Dogwood Arts, along with community and corporate partners, have planted more than 9,600 April-blooming, disease-resistant dogwood trees.

The community-wide tree-planting date is set for Saturday, December 1. Knoxville communities can ‘Keep Knoxville Blooming’ for years to come by planting not only dogwood trees, but spring flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs, and perennials during the Fall gardening season. Fall planting allows plants to develop strong root systems over the winter months, so they are strong for upcoming summer heat. Since the inception of the Bazillion Blooms program in 2009, Dogwood Arts has been working towards a goal of planting 10,000 new trees in the Knoxville community in 10 years. Dogwood Arts is selling disease-resistant dogwood trees at or by phone at [865]637-4561 through November 16th. These 2’ – 4’ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five [5] for $100.

Trees ordered from Dogwood Arts must be picked up on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the UT Gardens off Neyland Drive.  Trees will not be distributed at a later time or date.

Larger blooming trees, as well as other flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials will be available for purchase at participating Bazillion Blooms garden centers this fall:

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