Saturday, March 19, 2022
Thank you to all who participated! If you need help identifying seedlings, scroll down for our twig guide.
How to Plant a Bare-Root Seedling
On Tennessee Tree Day 2022 we hope to engage 10,000 volunteers in planting 75,000 native trees in all 95 Tennessee counties, as well as counties in neighboring states, encompassing all watersheds that flow through Tennessee.
Each year Tennessee Tree Day engages thousands of volunteers in a fun, meaningful, family-friendly, event that results in multi-generational benefits to our environment, communities and public health.
Since 2007, our Tennessee Tree Day events have mobilized over 60,000 Tennessee residents in planting 741,960 native trees in Tennessee and surrounding states.
Tennessee Tree Day 2022 will involve many stakeholder groups and thousands of volunteers. Some will plant trees to replace those lost to development. Others will plant trees to help to repair degraded streams and improve water quality. Others will plant trees to increase habitat for wildlife and pollinators, while others will plant trees for purely aesthetic reasons. No matter the reason, all trees planted will improve the health of our environment by reducing air pollution, and enhancing Tennessee's magnificent tree canopy.
TEC hopes participation in Tree Day instills public awareness of the value of trees, while nurturing a culture of sustainability in our region.
Interested in helping make Tennessee Tree Day 2022 a success? Please explore our sponsorship opportunity.
Meet the Tennessee Tree Day Trees
Plant the Right Tree In the Right Place
Planting Guide: English & Spanish
More About the Benefits of Tree Day
According to data from Urban Forestry Network, US Forest Service and other reputable sources, we have calculated the following benefits of the 750,000 trees we will have planted through our annual Tree Day events thus far. These benefits assume an 80% survival rate, and 50 year life-span of trees planted.
Watch 2021's Tree Day Webinar to Learn All About Tennessee Tree Day
Tree Day 2021 Resume
Tree Day 2021 Participant Stories
This annual event provides multigenerational benefits to our environment, wildlife, communities and the well-being of people as trees grow and mature for 50 to 250 years, and kids that helped their parents plant trees watch those trees grow year after year. Tennessee Tree Day provides an accountability among residents to nourish their environment and community. Not only does this action provide a gift to future generations, trees planted through this program serve as conduits to a cleaner environment by reducing greenhouse gases, restoring our watersheds by absorbing harmful toxins and runoff, and establishing new and enhanced wildlife and pollinator habitat