Chattanooga, TN – Heather Slayton, the State Forester, emphasized the pivotal role trees play in our lives, offering indispensable environmental, health, and economic benefits to all communities. She underscored the significance of this funding, ensuring that these benefits are accessible across Tennessee.

The program aims to foster the establishment, preservation, and enhancement of urban and community forest ecosystems. Consequently, the following organizations have been granted funding:

– Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club
– City of Clinton
– City of Crossville
– City of Knoxville
– City of Memphis
– City of Murfreesboro
– City of Rocky Top
– General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Cookeville Food Forest
– Nashville Tree Conservation Corps
– Shelby County Government
– The Works, Inc. – Memphis
– University of Tennessee Extension – Sumner County