With grant funding support from Metro Public Health Department, the affordable housing nonprofit Be a Helping Hand and Root Nashville are partnering to launch a new planting initiative in North Nashville on BHH properties.
Is it really a coincidence that the shape of human lungs mimics the shape of tree roots and branches? This similarity is yet another reminder of our dependence on the lungs of the earth — trees, of course.
You’ve planted a tree. Now join the citywide movement and make sure your tree counts toward our big planting goal!
Over 1,000 different species of tree call North America home. So how do you choose the right kind of tree for you?
At a special planting on October 29, 2019, the Root Nashville campaign partnered with Hands On Nashville, Volunteer Tennessee, and Nashville Inner City Ministry to plant 40 trees around a playground and community center.
You’re ready to plant a tree this fall… but where should it go? Learn more about five important components — climate, soil, structure, topography, and sunlight — to keep in mind when determining planting location.
Admittedly, the term “forest bathing” does sound a bit odd. (It might even leave you wondering if it’s legal!) But forest bathing is very real, and on World Mental Health Day, we wanted to show the mental health benefits of being around trees, as well as some other overall health benefits.
Nashville native Dorothy “Dot” Holman is a community activist, author, and a member of Nashville’s Metro Tree Advisory Committee. And she has loved trees her whole life.
Read more about her history and how she is spreading the message about tree benefits in our conversation below. Trust us: you will be inspired!
What do “tree people” from all over the country like to do when they get together? Spread the love of trees to new generations!
Root Nashville is a campaign to plant 500,000 trees, and we can’t achieve this goal alone.