-Ronnie Barron, UT/TSU Cheatham County Extension
Cheatham County residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on “Tennessee Tree Day,” March 20, 2021. The effort is organized every year by the Tennessee Environmental Council, a non-profit organization based in Nashville. This event typically draws thousands of volunteers who plant tens of thousands of trees at their homes, farms, businesses, neighborhoods and other locations of their choosing.
Trees may be reserved at TEC’s website, www.tectn.org/TennesseeTreeDay2021 , now through March 7th. Participants are asked to make a suggested donation of $1.99 for every tree they reserve for planting on March 20th.
“It takes a few minutes to plant a tree, and the benefits grow for generations,” says Jeffrey Barrie, CEO of Tennessee Environmental Council. “We seek participation from all 95 counties, and have set up a statewide tree-distribution network that makes it convenient for participants,” says Barrie.
The UT/TSU Cheatham County Extension office, located at the backside of the Cheatham County Health department will serve as the “pick-up” site for local residents who wish to participate in this program.