Going into its eighth year, Dogwood Arts, along with local nursery partners, have sold and planted over 8,000 April-blooming, disease-resistant dogwood trees! This program was established with the goal of restoring the former vitality and beauty of the dogwood tree population in our East Tennessee communities.
You may also purchase a ‘In Memory Of’ or ‘In Honor Of’ tree. Dogwood Arts will be honored to arrange for the dogwood tree[s] to be planted in public land in Knox or surrounding counties where they will add beauty to our surroundings, improve our air, and be a beautiful reminder of lost ones. A donation of $25 or more recognizes your gift and provides for one tree.
TREE PICK UP IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD 2016 FROM 9AM-NOON AT UT GARDENS
Why Plant A Dogwood Tree?
*To keep our iconic dogwood trails blooming for years to come! The average life span of a dogwood in an urban setting is 25 years; and up to 50 in a rural setting. The first Dogwood Trail was planted in 1955. With a dogwood trees’ average life span of 25 years in an urban setting and up to 50 in a native setting, it is important to plant for the future.
*Dogwood trees offer 4 seasons of interest: spring bloom, summer shade, crimson fall color and winter berries for wildlife. The berries provide food for American Cardinals along with over 35 species of birds.
*Spring flowers provide nectar to pollinators including bees and spring azure butterflies
*Planting trees increases property values by providing beauty, decreasing utility costs by providing shade and improving air quality.