Awards and Acknowledgements

Tree advocacy groups increase awareness of the benefits of the urban forest, coordinate the planting of thousands of trees, develop educational programs, and provide an essential conduit for volunteer action on the local level.” Southern Group of State Foresters


Partnership Award June 2019

Tom Welborn accepted the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) Urban and Community Forestry Partnership Award on behalf of Trees Knoxville for outstanding work in growing Knoxville’s tree canopy.

“Thanks for all the work that you and our volunteers have done to demonstrate a commitment to protecting and enhancing the urban forest canopy for Knoxville and Knox County.” SGSF