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Community Education and Outreach

The City of Knoxville Tree Board distributes educational materials related to tree care and the value of trees at local events such as the Neighborhoods Conference and Earthfest. If you are interested in having the Tree Board visit your event, please contact us at 865-215-6113 

Tree City USA 
Knoxville has been designated a Tree City by The Arbor Day Foundation for the past 26 years. There are 45 Tree Cities in Tennessee. In order to become a Tree City, a city must have: 
1. A Tree Board or Department
2. A Tree Care Ordinance
3. A Community Forestry Program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita
4. An Arbor Day observance and proclamation 

Street Tree Planting Program
Every year, the city plants between 400 and 500 trees (1.5-inch diameter) along city streets and throughout city parks, in downtown and along boulevards. Tree Board members also work with the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission to develop plans for street-tree planting efforts in different sections of the city. If you would like to request trees for your neighborhood, please call Kasey Krouse (Urban Forester) at 865-215-6113 by July for the upcoming fall planting. 
Click here to see a PDF guide for appropriate trees to request.

Arbor Day Celebration
The City of Knoxville Public Service Department, City Tree Board, Trees Knoxville and the Knoxville Utility Board celebrate Arbor Day in November. 


International Society of Arboriculture

Tennessee Department of Agriculture - Forestry

Arbor Day Foundation

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

Trees Knoxville

KUB Vegetation Management