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USDA grant supports urban forestry in Memphis
USDA grant supports urban forestry in Memphis
Posted on 09/14/2018
The Division of Parks and Neighborhoods has been awarded a grant for the third consecutive year from the USDA Forest Service and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for Urban and Community Forestry. The grant is for $24,000.

The two previous grants allowed the Parks and Neighborhood Division to hire a part time forester, strengthened the Memphis Tree Board, and began public education efforts for urban tree benefits. The current grant will allow the City of Memphis’ forester to assess city parks for tree health and sustainability. Additionally, The Memphis Tree Board will continue its efforts in public education about the benefits of a healthy urban forest in Memphis. 

If you are interested in learning more, or in helping Memphis preserve its urban forest, please join a Memphis Tree Board meeting, held at the Parks and Neighborhoods offices at 2599 Avery Avenue on the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm. 
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