Blog Posts

Bored? Get to know your neighborhood trees

Spring has officially sprung, so what can you do to celebrate? There are plenty of safe (and fun) outdoor activities within your own yard or neighborhood street – like tree identification.

Spreading the wealth of nature

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.

Breathe easier

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.

Find Your Perfect Tree

Over 1,000 different species of tree call North America home. So how do you choose the right kind of tree for you?

Celebratory Trees: Honoring AmeriCorps Anniversary

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.

Where to Put Down Roots: Choosing a Planting Site

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.

Forest bathing? It’s real, and so are its benefits

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.

Tree Lovers of Nashville: Dorothy Holman

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!