Plant a Tree for the Future at 50K Tree Day

February 11, 2016  |  Permalink

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  -Warren Buffett

 

Have you ever planted a tree? There’s something special about helping life take root. The presence of that tree forever changes the ground it inhabits and the way future generations experience that place.

With that in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in the second annual 50K Tree Day on February 27, 2016. The goal is to have people from all 95 counties in Tennessee plant 50,000 new trees.

Tennessee State Parks will have 33 pickup locations on Friday, February 26th, from 1pm to 6pm and Saturday, February 27th, from 8am to 10am local time. Individuals and small groups can register to pick up free bundles of bare-root seedlings, which can then be planted anywhere across the state. Several state parks are even hosting planting events. This is your chance- a “tree-mendous” opportunity- to plant a tree in a state park that visitors will enjoy for generations to come.

Click here to register for seedlings.

Pickup Locations:

Chattanooga

South Cumberland State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Red Clay State Historic Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park


Columbia

Henry Horton State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Tims Ford State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Old Stone Fort State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park


Cookeville

Burgess Falls State Natural Area - Only distributing until 4pm

Cordell Hull Birthplace

Standing Stone State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Cumberland Mountain State park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Edgar Evins State Park

Cummins Falls State Park

Rock Island State Park


Jackson

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Big Hill Pond

Fort Pillow State Historic Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Pickwick Landing State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Natchez Trace State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Mousetail Landing State Park


Johnson City

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Warriors' Path State Park

Rocky Fork State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park


Knoxville

Big Ridge State Park

Indian Mountain State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Panther Creek State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park


Memphis

T.O. Fuller State Park

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park -  Click here for information about tree planting event at the park


Nashville

Bledsoe Creek State Park

Montgomery Bell State Park - Click here for information about tree planting event at the park

Johnsonville State Historic Park

Cedars of Lebanon

Long Hunter State Park

 

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Josh Gibson