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Metro Tree Advisory Committee

Nashville skyline beyond row of trees

The purpose of the Metro Tree Advisory Committee is to assist in educating the community and agencies of the Metropolitan Government regarding the value of trees and proper techniques for the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees.

Annual Retreat

Metro Tree Advisory Committee Annual Retreat 2016 The Metro Tree Advisory Committee recently held its annual retreat to plan volunteer and outreach activities for 2016 as well as discuss longer term needs for Nashville's Urban Forest and trees

Metro Tree Advisory Committee at the 2015 Annual Retreat

Arbor Day

Tree City USA banner displayed at Arbor Day Ceremony

Nashville celebrates Arbor Day each spring in Centennial Park. The city receives Tree City USA and TreeLine USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation. MTAC presents the George Cate Jr. Award for exceeding the spirit of the Tree Ordinance. Students read their winning essays on trees, and trees are planted in honor or memory of special Nashvillians.

More about Arbor Day

Metro Tree Advisory Committee at the Lawn and Garden ShowTree Giveaway

Metro Tree Advisory Committee helps distribute thousands of tree seedlings and provide expert answers to common tree questions at the annual Lawn and Garden Show.

ReLeafing Day

ReLeafing Day projects

MTAC provides support for ReLeafing Day, the city's annual tree planting in November. Members conduct tree-planting demonstrations, provide watering crews, and help plant trees.

Metro Tree Advisory Committee logo

Committee Members

Chris Armour
Carol Ashworth
Alice Ann Barge
Natalie Billingsby
Dwight Beard
Gary Bynum
Michael Davie
Dean Glascock
Kevin Key
Neil Letson
Patricia Miller, Chair
Carolyn Sorenson
Bill Tolbert
Heather Listemann
Will Worrall
Dr. De'Etra Young
Rebecca Dohn, Ex Officio
Carol Edwards, Ex Officio
Andrew Collins, Ex Officio
Laurel Creech, Ex Officio
Stephan Kivett, Ex Officio
Randall Lantz, Ex Officio
Dennis Neal, Ex Officio
Jennifer Smith, Ex Officio