By: RABBIT ZIELKE
The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council recently presented the Chattanooga Tree Commission with the 2009 Tree Board award. This award was given, in part, thanks to the efforts of the Take Root Chattanooga program. The Tree Board award recognizes a local board or committee that has made outstanding accomplishments in completing urban forestry projects, provided exemplary leadership, and made significant progress in meeting the goals of their local urban forestry program.
Chances are you have seen the effects of the Take Root Chattanooga program all across the city. The state level award provides recognition for the efforts of the Chattanooga Tree Commission, City Forester Gene Hyde, and the many volunteers that work with Take Root to plan and care for the trees.
Extending the canopy in Chattanooga also contributes to maintaining Chattanooga on the list of Tree City, USA.