UTC Arboretum Certification Ceremony

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be celebrating the official designation as an Arboretum on March 1st, 2011.  The certification is awarded by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.  UTC will be designated a level 2 arboretum which requires at least 60 different species of trees and shrubs to be identified and labeled along with a pamphlet or map showing the locations of the trees for self guided tours.  UTC achieved this designation based on the work of environmental science graduate student Jillian Koss.  Koss identified nearly 2000 trees on the 120 acre campus listing more than 60 unique species.

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