Tree Planting with International Paper and Arbor Day Foundation


Earlier this year, Wolf River Conservancy was awarded a grant from International Paper through the Arbor Day Foundation to conduct a meaningful tree planting.  On November 13th under sunny skies, volunteers from International Paper, the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council, and others gathered to plant over 90 potted and balled-and-burlapped trees along phase 9 of the Wolf River Greenway at Epping Way.  These trees and shrubs represent 45 different native species and will be labeled as part of the Wolf River Greenway arboretum at 2630 Epping Way Drive.  They will also amplify the conservation values of the Wolf River Greenway trail and the Conservancy's protected lands network, by improving habitat and increasing biodiversity.  As an expansion of the existing arboretum, these trees will help to educate people of all ages, who can learn how to identify tree species native to the Southeast U.S. Thank you International Paper and Arbor Day Foundation for enhancing the aesthetics, habitat, and educational potential  of the Wolf River Greenway for decades to come!

Thanks also to the Looney Ricks Kiss volunteers who worked hard to set up the event site on Nov. 12th, work which entailed moving very heavy trees to their planting locations along the Greenway!


Posted by Cathy Justis at 3:16 PM