UT Extension Arboretum at Ellington

After a straight-line wind toppled over 50 trees at the UT Extension Regional Office, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County approached the Regional Director with the idea of establishing an arboretum on the site. The idea was accepted, and we proceeded over a 3-year period to establish an arboretum, which was certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) in the Fall of 2023. 

We now strive to create and maintain a beautiful destination – a garden of trees – for people to walk through and learn how trees play an integral role in our environment. Whether through structured educational opportunities or through use of the QR Code on each tree label, visitors can learn enhance their knowledge of trees.

If you would like to help us in maintaining the arboretum through a “tree stewardship” for newly planted trees or general assistance when you are available, please contact: Caroll Marrero marerrocaroll1@gmail.com or Chuck Vehorn cvehorn@radford.edu

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