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The Cumberland River Compact will be giving away 1,000 FREE large diameter seedlings on Valentine’s Day. Come by to pick up your tree(s) – first come, first serve!

Date/Time: Friday, February 14 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: River Center — Bridge Building — 2 Victory Ave. — Nashville 37213

The trees can be planted on public or private property. Planting address will need to be provided at pick up. Questions? Email us. (info@cumberlandrivercompact.org)

Remember that trees absorb storm-water, so they reduce the amount of urban runoff that reaches our neighborhood streams. Even a young tree can intercept hundreds of gallons of rain during a storm. Every tree makes a difference!


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On Saturday November 16 a group of volunteers planted hundreds of native species trees along Whites Creek on the Fontanel property.

American Plum, Shumard Oak, Eastern Red Cedar, Redbud, and Seviceberry.

For more information on trees go to www.tectn.org/tree

After the planting all the volunteers were welcomed by Barbara Mandrell’s daughter, Jamie, and treated to lunch in the log mansion.  Then they were entertained by Stephanie Quail, a country singer from Montana.












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State Arbor Day celebration is March 2


Ceremonies commemorating Arbor Day in Tennessee are set for Centennial Park in Nashville March 2 at 11 a.m. State and local representatives will make remarks, read the official proclamation and present Tree City and Treeline USA awards.

Co-sponsor Metro Nashville Beautification and Environment Committee will plant three memorial trees and present awards for Arbor Day essays. The celebration is held annually in the city of TUFC’s tree board of the year, which was Metro Tree Advisory Committee in 2011

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Trees planted along the Richland Creek Greenway — April 2010.

Tulip Poplar Tree planted April 2010

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Thank Tennessee’s State Leadership

This goes right along with our school tree plantings we have been doing.

Great news!

Both the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution of support for the TN Every Child Outdoors Coalition and the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.

The Governor has also demonstrated his support for efforts to provide children with outdoor experiences.

Please take a moment to thank them for their actions.

Helping Tennessee children experience nature will prepare our kids to be well-equipped to understand and overcome complicated environmental challenges that face our communities, our nation, and our planet.

Let your elected officials know you appreciate their actions to connect children with nature in Tennessee.

Tennessee is too beautiful of a state to stay indoors.

Thanks so much,

Kelly D. Wagner
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The second tree planting on March 24 was at 2 elementary schools: Kirkpatrick (East Nashville) and Westmeade.  As you can see in the photos the students were all very excited to be getting these trees.  5 trees were planted at Kirkpatrick (Two are in their new playground).  6 trees were planted at Westmeade.
Last tree planting Wed., March 31.  Meet at K-Building — 12:30.

Kirkpatrick Elementary

Kirkpatrick -- Pre-K -- Shumard Oak

Westmeade Elementary

This 1st grade class help plant and adopted this tree.

Mark, Alex, Mr. Breese (the principal), and Pam

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Planting Shumard Oak TreesA group of student and faculty met on Saturday, March 20, at 10:00 am and planted 5 Shumard Oak Trees on the Dominican Campus.  The weather Saturday was perfect for planting and today they are getting watered by the rain. 

The next tree planting is on March 24 at Eakin Elementary School.  We will meet outside of the Kisber Building at 10:00.   Bring shovels if you can. 

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