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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, Northeast High School ROTC plant trees at Billy Dunlop Park

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department staff and 16 Northeast High School ROTC students teamed to plant 25 trees at Billy Dunlop Park.

A matching grant from the State of Tennessee’s Agricultural Enhancement Program paid for the trees, which will serve as a riparian buffer to protect the park’s riverbank from erosion.

The riparian buffer, planted February 15th, 2020 is one piece of a larger improvement project at Billy Dunlop Park that includes renovations to the pavilion and accessible restrooms.

Northeast High ROTC Students volunteer to plant trees along riverbank at Billy Dunlop.

Northeast High ROTC Students volunteer to plant trees along riverbank at Billy Dunlop.

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Arbor Day Foundation names CDE Lightband 2020 Tree Line USA

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – The Arbor Day Foundation has named CDE Lightband a 2020 Tree Line USA® in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.

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NASA Study reveals Amazon Drying Out due to Human Activities

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought. It also shows that this increase in dryness is primarily the result of human activities.

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, analyzed decades of ground and satellite data over the Amazon rainforest to track both how much moisture was in the atmosphere and how much moisture was needed to maintain the rainforest system.

The Amazon rainforest. (Marcio Isensee e Sa, Adobe Stock)

The Amazon rainforest. (Marcio Isensee e Sa, Adobe Stock)

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City of Clarksville announces Trees to be planted on Franklin Street, Sunday

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and Clarksville Street Department workers will gather at 7:00am Sunday, October 6th, 2019 to begin planting 15 new trees and adding 10 new planters along the 100 block of Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Trees will be planted along the 100 block of Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville beginning at 7:00am Sunday, October 6th, 2019.

Trees will be planted along the 100 block of Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville beginning at 7:00am Sunday, October 6th, 2019.

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City of Clarksville will plant fewer new sweetgums, add some planters along Franklin Street

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announced that City officials have revised the plan for replacing trees and landscape elements along Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Essentially, the new plan calls for replanting fewer trees than were removed earlier this year, and adding concrete planters filled with grasses and flowers matching the landscaping used at nearby Downtown Commons.

The 100 block of Franklin Street is temporarily treeless as the City of Clarksville prepares to add new trees and planters to the street in early October.

The 100 block of Franklin Street is temporarily treeless as the City of Clarksville prepares to add new trees and planters to the street in early October.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Save Your Shade, Treat Trees Right During Summer Heat

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Care for young trees during the summer, and they’ll grow up to offer you protection from the sun for years to come says the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. 

As the fiercest weeks of summer continue, lawns filled with valuable trees and other perennial plants are at risk from scorching heat and, sometimes, limited rain.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture has information about tree care and maintenance including selection, planting, and pruning.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture has information about tree care and maintenance including selection, planting, and pruning.

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Clarksville Tree Board to hold Big Tree Contest

 

Tree City USAClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Tree Board is happy to announce that they are starting a “Big Tree” contest, previously known as “Champion Tree”.

The contest aims to involve the public in developing our large tree inventory, while raising awareness of the benefits trees provide to our area.

Trees reduce air and water pollution and help increase the beauty and livability of our community.

"Big Tree" Contest being held by the Clarksville Tree Board.

“Big Tree” Contest being held by the Clarksville Tree Board.

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Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.

Beginning June 1st, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. The new policy aims to prevent or slow the introduction of exotic insects or diseases into parks that could otherwise threaten the health of our trees and forests.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

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Austin Peay State University honored with Tree Campus USA recognition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – With 110 acres of green space and a diverse number of trees planted, located and maintained on campus, the efforts of Austin Peay State University staff and students have been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with the University’s first designation as a Tree Campus USA institution.

“This was the first time that the University has gone through the application process, and it is a recognition of the collaborative environment we have at Austin Peay,” Wes Powell, assistant director, landscape and ground, said. “We had members of the University, as well as the community come together for the conservation and preservation of our natural resources.”

Austin Peay was honored by Tree Campus USA for their efforts of planting and maintaining trees around the campus.

Austin Peay was honored by Tree Campus USA for their efforts of planting and maintaining trees around the campus.

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for September 25th through September 30th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Trees, Insects, Recovery Trail Hike, Port Royal Hike and Cleanup, Recovery Trail Hike and Trail Hike and Park Cleanup.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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