In The Know with Gino: 12,000 Trees To Be Planted Across TN on Earth Day
Picture Courtesy of Green Interchange
CHATTANOOGA, TN – In an effort to combat deforestation and promote environmental conservation, Green Interchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable initiatives, has announced plans to plant 12,000 trees across Tennessee on April 22nd, 2023.
The initiative, titled “Plant a Tree for Tennessee,” aims to reforest areas of the state that have been heavily impacted by deforestation and to increase the overall greenery of the region. The tree-planting event will take place on Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22nd, and will involve participants from across the state.
According to Green Interchange, the 12,000 trees will be a combination of different species, including Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Wild Plum, Sargent Crabapple, and Deciduous Holly. The trees will be planted in areas that have been identified as in need of reforestation, such as parks, schools, and other public spaces.
The event has already garnered significant interest from participants. Participants may reserve trees by April 16th, then pick up their trees on April 22nd at one of 23 sites across Tennessee. There are “Pickup Locations: listed on their website, are in: Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cookeville, Dickson, Franklin, Gatlinburg, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Hickson, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Lebanon, Memphis, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Smyrna.
Participants are being asked to plant their trees on April 22nd or 23rd and then share pictures on social media tagging Green Interchange and using the hashtag #plantatreefortn.
In addition to the environmental benefits of the initiative, Green Interchange also hopes that “Plant a Tree for Tennessee” will foster a sense of community and inspire people to take ownership of their local environment.
Green Interchange is encouraging anyone interested in participating in the event to sign up on their website or contact them directly for more information. The organization is also seeking donations to help plant more trees in public and private spaces across the state including near highway interchanges, roadways, and waterways.