Tennessee residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on Tennessee Tree Day, March 21, 2020. The initiative is providing a variety of tree species for sale. Trees are available to reserve for a $2.49 donation or $4.99 per tree, depending on species, now through March 1 or while supplies last. One of the pick-up locations will be the Volunteer State Community College campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. Visit the event website at www.tectn.org/TennesseeTreeDay for a list of participating tree pick-up locations statewide.
More than sixty trees are classified and listed as a certified arboretum at the Vol State Gallatin campus. An arboretum is a collection of trees that have been identified and listed for nature exploration and scientific study. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has certified the campus as a Level II Arboretum. It is named for former Vol State Chemistry professor, Parris Powers. https://www.volstate.edu/arboretum