The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Wednesday, 01 November 2023 19:19

Tennessee Tree Day Featured


It's that time of year again — time to reserve your trees for Tennessee Tree Day 2024. Reserve yours now and plan on picking them up on March 15th or 16th and planting them that weekend.  Here are some special things to know about this year's statewide native-tree-planting extravaganza:

  • This is the 10th Annual Tennessee Tree Day
  • You have more than 12 native species to choose from
  • Plant at home, on the farm, or anywhere you have permission to plant
  • You have more than 150 pick-up sites to choose from
  • We anticipate planting our one millionth tree in 2024 -- we want you to be part of this historic milestone. (We founded the Tree Program in 2007 with a goal of planting one million trees. You can help us cross the finish line!)

Here’s what State Forester David Arnold has to say about Tennessee Tree Day and the benefits of participating:

“Planting trees is one of the best activities Tennesseans can do to conserve, protect, and enhance our natural resources,” Arnold said. “The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is pleased to be part of this event that has become an annual tradition statewide, and to provide thousands of high-quality native seedlings from our East Tennessee Nursery.”


Now through March 4th: online tree reservations open to the public

March 15th or 16th: Pick up your trees at your selected site

March 16th: Plant your trees on Tennessee Tree Day 2024