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Arbor Day

Every year, we are fortunate to celebrate both Tennessee Arbor Day, and National Arbor Day! Tennessee Arbor Day is the first Friday in March, and National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.

What: Join us on TN Arbor Day (Friday, March 5th, 2021) for RAIN OR SHINE tree sapling planting and pruning. All tools will be provided as well as gloves. An Arbor Day Ceremony and Tree Campus presentation will follow. All volunteers will also be provided with a boxed lunch to take to-go.

Dress: Wear warm, comfortable clothes that can get we and/or muddy as well as durable, closed-toed shoes or boots. This event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly and WEAR A MASK!

Where: Second Creek at the Cumberland Pedestrian Bridge. If you plan on driving to this volunteer event, please park in Staff Lot 7 located across the river from Neyland Dr next to the Second Creek Greenway.

Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM- Volunteer check-in
10:30 AM – Brief safety talk and demonstration on how to plant tree seedlings, followed by dispersal to plant!
Noon to 1:00PM – Arbor Day ceremony, Tree Campus Presentation and To-Go boxed Lunch

Arbor Day Celebration graphicTennessee Arbor Day

Every spring on Tennessee State Arbor Day, UT students gather to plant trees around campus.The past years we’ve done a tree planting along the banks of Second Creek here on campus as a part of the greater riparian restoration project that is taking place there.
This year students volunteered for a tree planting event at Morgan Hall and at Sorority Village. We had over 60 students plant over 120 trees at the two locations. 

Read about the 2019 event here. 

Two women holding trees to be planted.

National Arbor Day

In 2019, we celebrated National Arbor Day with a ceremony to honor our Bee Campus status, followed by a pollinator planting event outside of Fred Brown Hall.

View photos from the 2019 event.