CONTACT: Mark Graves
Friday, February 17, 2017(931) 628-2391
Tree Planting Event at Depot Park
CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. – The Town of Chapel Hill will be hosting the flagship tree planting event for 100K Tree Day on Saturday, February 25. The Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDA) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are partnering to distribute and plant 100,000 native Tennessee trees across our state on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. The event is being hailed as the single largest community tree planting event in the state’s history.
All trees are offered at no cost to Tennessee residents and organizations who register at the event website www.tectn.org/100ktreeday from now through 2/19/2017 (while supplies last) and commit to planting them on Saturday 2/25. Because of anticipated high demand for these trees, the Council encourages people to register for their trees as soon as they find out about this opportunity. Volunteers are encouraged to join the partners at Depot Park for the planting event.
This effort is made possible with assistance from several state agency partners. The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry nursery grows the trees and delivers them to the eight Department of Environment and Conservation field offices across Tennessee. Many Tennessee State Parks will serve as public distribution points and TWRA wildlife biologists and agency personnel provide invaluable knowledge to landowners about how to restore and improve Tennessee’s tree canopy. Finally, all three agencies continue to support the project financially, making it possible for all Tennesseans to receive trees at no cost to plant at their homes, businesses and/or farms.
Who:Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau
TN Environmental Council Executive Director John McFadden
Chapel Hill Town Administrator Mark Graves
What:Volunteer Tree Planting Event and 100K Tree Day Celebration
When:Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m., CST
Chapel Hill, TN 37034
For more information on 100K Tree Day visit