To promote urban forestry across Tennessee, we provide various programs and financial assistance options to organizations in our state.
Urban Riparian Buffer Program
In 2012 the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry (TDF) initiated a pilot program through a grant from the USDA Forest Service to help restore riparian buffers along streams and waterways in 8 priority watersheds.
Community Program Assessment
Evaluating the status of urban and community forestry programs in Tennessee is twofold: 1) it is a factor in determining the amount of grant money Tennessee receives from the USDA Forest Service; and 2) it provides an assessment of where our communities stand in their program development.