Tree Links

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Organizations & Groups

Alliance for Community Trees

American Forests

Arbor Day Foundation

International Society of Arboriculture

Knoxville Urban Forestry

Knoxville Tree Board

Southern Group of State Foresters

TN Native Plant Society

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

Tree Board University

Trees are Good

Trees for Wildlife

Wild Ones


Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses by Michael Dirr

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape by James Howard Kunstler

Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy

The Best Southeast Natives for your Garden by Dr. Larry Mellichamp

Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee by Margie Hunter

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti save a tree from mulch suffocation.

This is part three of a three-part dormant pruning series. Watch Ask an Arborist: The Rules of Pruning to catch up on part two. When pruning your trees, there are steps you can follow to ensure you are making the proper cuts and not removing too much off your tree.