Join Trees Knoxville in partnership with the City of Knoxville, and help plant 50 trees along Burwell Avenue. We hope to recruit 25 to 30 volunteers to help with this planting from 9 AM until noon—or until the last tree is planted.
The trees have been purchased with funds from the 2018 Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP) grant and with support from City funds provided by Councilmember Finbarr Saunders. This planting targets an area identified by the City’s urban forester as lacking sufficient tree canopy. The original canopy of this area was lost overtime, possibly from neglect, pests, or urban encroachment. These trees will be a key component in giving these areas the canopy and tree infrastructure important for pollution abatement, energy savings, urban heat island abatement, improved water quality, and increased climate resiliency, as well as enhancing neighborhood aesthetics and property values.
Volunteers should wear appropriate shoes for planting and dress accordingly. Refreshments will be provided.
The event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. We hope that you’ll join us.