Tree FAQs

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
cweth@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2053

1400 Loraine Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Tree Resources for Common Questions

How can I help diversify Knoxville's urban forest?
Check out the recommended species list for planting trees in Knoxville.

What do the different types of trees on the recommended species list look like at the different times of the year?
Just type the common or botanic name of the tree into your favorite internet search engine.

Volcano mulching around a tree
"Volcano Mulching" or piling mulch up around the base of a tree stunts the trees growth and may eventually kill the tree.
How do I find out more facts about the different trees on the recommended species list?
Take a look at Virginia Tech dendrology factsheets or the USDA Plant Database

How do I properly prune my trees?
Click here for more info

How to I properly plant a tree?
Click here for more info

How do I take care of my tree after it has been planted?
Click here for more info

How do I know if I am planting the right tree in the right location?
Click here for more info

How do I pick out the best tree for me?
Click here for more info

How do I properly mulch my tree?
Click here for more info

What do the different tree forms look like?
Click here for more info

How do I find a professional arborist to look at my tree?
Hire a Certified Arborist.

What types of benefits does my tree provide?
Check out the National Tree Benefit Calculator.

How can I help improve our urban forest?
Check out our Volunteer Opportunities List.