Tree Day 2023 Participant Stories
SAVE THE DATE:
Tennessee Tree Day 2024 will take place on
March 16, 2024!
Online tree registration will open in early November, so stay tuned!
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Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place
How to Plant a Bare-Root Seedling
Planting Guide: English & Spanish
On Tennessee Tree Day 2023 we engaged 21, 706 volunteers in planting 101,900 native trees in all 95 Tennessee counties, as well as 54 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 almost 100, 706 residents in planting 924,760 native trees in Tennessee and surrounding states.
Tennessee Tree Day 2023 involved many stakeholder groups and thousands of volunteers. Some planted trees to replace those lost to development. Others planted trees to help to repair degraded streams and improve water quality or to increase habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Some planted 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 2024 a success? Please explore our sponsorship opportunity.
Learn How These Trees Benefit Pollinators
Learn more about the trees we planted in 2023
This annual event provides multigenerational benefits to our environment, wildlife, communities and people. As trees grow and mature, the kids that helped their parents plant the trees watch those trees grow year after year. Tennessee Tree Day provides an opportunity for 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 absorbing harmful toxins and runoff, improving water quality and establishing new and enhanced wildlife and pollinator habitat.
According to data from the U.S. Forest Service , we have calculated the following benefits of the 924,760 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.