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Urban Forestry Staff Directory

The urban forestry staff is responsible for carrying out the goals of the Urban Forestry Program in Tennessee.  They provide technical expertise to urban forestry councils, municipalities, and citizens on issues involving urban forests.

Brian Rucker, Urban Forest Resource Management Forester
P.O. Box 40627, Melrose Station, Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 837-5439, Fax: (615) 837-5003, E-mail:

Tom Simpson, Regional Urban Forester - East Tennessee
1640 Chapman Highway, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 908-4434, Fax: (865) 908-4434, E-mail:

Shawn Posey, Regional Urban Forester - West Tennessee
7777 Walnut Grove Rd. - Box 30, Memphis, TN  38120
Phone:  (901) 754-5185, Fax:  (901) 685-3905, Email: