On April 24, 2021 nearly 1,750 Tennesseans from Memphis to Gatlinburg planted 7,750 trees in their yard and in their community. These trees are already working to improve our air, water, and land, and they are making Tennessee more beautiful.
The trees offered at the event were bare-root seedlings, like the photo below. We offered a variety of native trees with a donation of $1.99 for most species (some were $2.99.) Participants picked up their trees from one of 14 distribution sites, each run by a team of volunteers who committed their time, talent, and passion to help our participants. See some of their amazing stories below.
If you picked up your trees in Gatlinburg at ERA in the Smokies, you probably met Cherise Guesford, their Executive Director. In addition distributing 272 trees locally in April 2021, Cherise and Smoky Mountain Roots volunteers planted 1,000 trees in the Smoky Mountains in areas impacted by the wildfires.
We are looking forward to helping Algood Middle school bring in some unique native flowering trees, conifers and other species to round out their collection this fall.
In conjunction with Plant a Tree for Tennessee, Green Interchange planted 250 larger trees along waterways throughout Middle Tennessee. Find more details here.