Horticulture

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
[email protected]
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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Public Grounds MaintenanceChris Webster
Horticulture Manager

Public Grounds Maintenance (also known as Horticulture) consists of 42 employees and is responsible for all landscaping, mowing, tree planting and pruning, fertilization, and yard maintenance for all parks/greenways, Community Recreation Centers, Fire Halls, medians, etc.

Horticulture is divided into 4 divisions (Zone A, B, C, & D) and each zone has 2 landscape crews per zone.


Public Grounds MaintenanceHORTICULTURE ZONES:


Zone A is led by foreman Joe Collins and has the responsibility of maintaining all City owned areas in North Knoxville.

Zone B is led by foreman Dale Strevel and has the responsibility of maintaining all City owned areas in East Knoxville.

Zone C is led by foreman Fred Hickman and has the responsibility of maintaining all City owned areas in West Knoxville.

Zone D is led by foreman John Hooper and has the responsibility of maintaining all City owned areas in South Knoxville. 

In addition to the work they perform, Horticulture also has the responsibility of managing several mowing/landscaping contracts.


To view City of Knoxville Parks and Greenways, please visit the Parks and Recreation page.