Trees of Tennessee
Trees play a big part in what makes Tennessee special, from mountain forests to verdant woodlands and marshy glades. Now many of those trees share their stories in Trees of Tennessee, celebrating some of the grandest and most significant trees statewide.
It would be difficult these days to find someone who does not appreciate what trees do for our existence on this planet. Not only are they responsible for the air we breathe, they offer shade and help to color our beautiful world. Tennesseans from across the state are blessed with an abundance of trees. Because of the immense importance of trees to the beauty and health of our state, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has honored our trees through this timeless book, Trees of Tennessee. Featuring more than 150 images and nearly 70 remarkable trees, this coffee-table book is complemented by fascinating facts, tall tales, and historic legends.
Divided into three sections West, Middle, and East Tennessee each listing contains tree identification characteristics, measurements for champion trees, and historical context for landmark and heritage trees. Notable stories include the 500 year old Daniel Boone Beech tree (the only known living tree with carvings made by Boone and his traveling companions), and the Samuel Smith White Pine that stands as a marker for helicopter pilots arriving at Fort Campbell. Hikers, nature lovers, and state historians alike are sure to find fascinating information that sheds new light on the history, and tree history, of the Volunteer State.
With a foreword by former Tennessee Urban Forestry Council president Josiah Lockard and an introduction by Gene Hyde, co-founder and first president of TUFC and City Forester for Chattanooga. All profits will directly fund TUFC urban forestry initiatives.
By the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
Foreword: Josiah Lockard
8.75" x 11.25" four-color hardcover, 128 pages