ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION -  MARCH 14, 2018

Metro Nashville Public Works and the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission celebrated our city's trees and honored citizens at a celebration in Centennial Park. NTF presented the Community Tree Advocate/Victor Johnson Award to Pat Wallace during the festivities. 

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Nashville receives its Tree City USA designation

23rd year and 6th consecutive growth award

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Victor Johnson Award winner

Eleanor Willis (left) presents the award to Pat Wallace (right) for her work to plant and preserve over 10,000 trees.

2018 High Tree Party

The 2018 High Tree Party will be celebrated in conjunction with the Nashville Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Centennial Park.  Winners of the Big Old Tree Contest will be announced at NTF's booth. Details to come.

Save the date and join us for a tree party!


2017 High Tree Party Highlights

Over 60 guests enjoyed a breezy afternoon at historic Greenwood Cemetery to learn about the winners of the Big Old Tree Contest, Historic and Specimen tree designations, and the Victor Johnson Award Winner, Vicki Turner.

 Joan Armour receives a hand-carved bowl and an overcup oak planted in her honor from NTF board member Eleanor Willis

Joan Armour receives a hand-carved bowl and an overcup oak planted in her honor from NTF board member Eleanor Willis

Past Victor Johnson Award Winners

2017 Vicki Turner
Tree Expert, Enthusiast, Top Champion nominator

2016 Ridley Wills, II
Historian, Author

2015 Charles Brindley
Artist

2014 Mayor Karl Dean and Anne Davis

2013 Joan Armour
Founding board member, Nashville Tree Foundation

2012 Hiroshi Sato
Japanese Consul-General

2011 Douglas Henry
State Senator

2010 Betty Brown
Founding president, Nashville Tree Foundation

2009 Warner Bass
Founder, Friends of Warner Parks

2008 Joe Thompson
Civic leader, tree planter

2007 Martin Brown
ReLeaf Nashville campaign co-chair

2005 May Dean Eberling
Former executive director, Metro Historical Commission

2004 Randall Lantz
Metro Parks

2003 Jim Fyke
Metro Parks

2002 George H. Cate Jr.
First Metro Tree Board chair

2001 Armistead Barkley

1998 H.G. Hill Realty

1997 Carl Pitchford
Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority

1996 Ann Chapman
Metro Beautification and Environment Commission

1995 Victor Johnson
Nashville Tree Foundation