Tennessee Tree Day 2020 is Coming Up!

This year the City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program is participating again in Tennessee Tree Day (previously 250K Tree Day) put on by the Tennessee Environmental Council! It’s time to start registering for your trees to be picked up in late March!

You might be asking yourself “why is a tree planting event so important to the Healthy Waters Program?”, well I’m glad you asked! Trees are an important part of our ecosystem, and they help to slow down stormwater, as well as absorb and filter many of the pollutants that can are picked up in the water before it reaches our streams. So not only do trees provide priceless aesthetic value, they also help reduce sources of pollution that can come from stormwater.

Tree seedlings ranging from 1-3 ft are available for a small donation based on tree species. Order here by March 1st to reserve your tree seedlings and pick them up on March 20th or 21st 2020!

Pickup Location: Public Works Department, City of Oak Ridge Central Services Complex, 100 Woodbury Ln, Oak Ridge, TN

Pickup Times: Friday, March 20, 8am-4pm & Saturday March 21, 9am-12pm

Order here:
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzI1MjY=

For more information, visit
https://www.tectn.org/tennesseetreeday.html

For any questions about tree pickup, contact us at healthywaters@oakridgetn.gov