800 free container trees for Davidson Co. residents will improve health and air quality.
BELLEVUE — Nashville Tree Foundation will provide 800 free container-grown trees to Davidson County residents during Nashville Tree Fest, a 3-week celebration of trees.
The celebration began on September 25, and will end October 12. Nashville Tree Foundation will provide a variety of free trees and education at 8 farmers markets across Davidson County. Click here to see the impact 800 trees will have on the environment after 20 years of growth.
“Nashvillians want to plant trees in their yards. While 200 3-gallon trees were reserved within a short time of announcing the program, we will have 75 1-gallon trees at each market available on a first come, first serve basis,” says Carolyn Sorenson, NTF executive director. “Each recipient will also receive a bag of EarthMix soil courtesy of Bates Nursery and a chance to win an ENO hammock from our friends at Cumberland Transit.”
“Come learn about trees, what makes them great for your yard and neighborhood, and ask any question you may have about trees,” says Noni Nielsen, NTF board president. “We will give you a tree and teach you how to plant and care for it. These trees will benefit our community for generations to come.” Trees clean our air, absorb storm water, provide shade to cool our streets and home, and combat climate change.
Tree planting and care information will be at each market with tree experts on hand to answer questions about trees. Visit www.nashvilletreefoundation.org to learn more about the event. Nashville Tree Foundation thanks our national and regional partners whose support is critical in making Nashville Tree Fest a reality. Thanks to The Arbor Day Foundation, CSX, Twice Daily Thrive and Pinnacle Bank for their generous contributions.
The Bellevue Farmers Market is held at Red Caboose Park every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30.
About Nashville Tree Foundation
Nashville Tree Foundation, a member of Alliance for Community Trees, is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to preserve and enhance Nashville’s urban forest by educating the public, planting trees in urban areas, identifying the oldest and largest trees in Davidson County, and designating arboretums. Since its founding, the organization has added more than 10,000 1.5-inch–caliper trees to the urban landscape. For more information, visit www.nashvilletreefoundation.org.