Blog Posts

American Elms: Stately and Statuesque

The American Elm is a staple of eastern forests and cities alike. Its seeds support a wide variety of wildlife, and its dense canopy can cool any summer day.

Tree Lovers of Nashville: Ingrid Campbell

We plant trees through the Cumberland River Compact’s private property programs – but also build community by bringing neighbors together, with the help of amazing leaders like Ingrid Campbell.

Eastern Redbud: The First Blush of Spring

It’s the middle of winter now, but it’s never too early to start dreaming of the blossoming spring. Get inspired by the native Eastern Redbud in part 5 of our species highlights.

Sugar Maple: A Sweet Autumn Stunner

Part 3 of our species series, highlighting the kinds of trees that are being planted through Neighborhood Planting Captains this fall: the sweet Sugar Maple.

Tulip Poplar: Tree of Many Names

Part 2 of our species series, highlighting the kinds of trees that will be planted through Neighborhood Planting Captains this fall: the mighty Tulip Poplar!

A Hot Topic: The Urban Heat Island Effect

It’s hot – and especially so in cities like Nashville due to the urban heat island effect. Learn more about why this effect occurs from urban heat experts Dr. Hass and Dr. Monteblanco with Middle Tennessee State University.