Dogwood Arts Working Towards 10,000 Trees in 10 Years

Through the Bazillion Blooms tree planting program, Dogwood Arts hopes to plant 10,000 trees by the year 2018

 

Once again, Dogwood Arts encourages Knoxville to take part in the community-wide dogwood tree-planting day on Saturday, December 3rd.  As part of the Bazillion Blooms program, Dogwood Arts asks Knoxville communities to keep their neighborhoods and communities beautiful for years to come by planting not only dogwood trees, but flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs, and perennials during the Fall gardening season. Fall planting allows plants to develop a strong root system over the winter months, so they are strong for upcoming summer heat.

 

Since the inception of the Bazillion Blooms program in 2009, Dogwood Arts has been working towards a goal of planting 10,000 new trees in the Knoxville community in 10 years. Dogwood Arts is selling disease-resistant dogwood trees at dogwoodarts.com or by phone at (865) 637-4561 through November 18th. These 3’ – 4’ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five [5] for $100.

 

Trees ordered from Dogwood Arts must be picked up on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the UT Gardens off Neyland Drive.  Trees will not be distributed at a later time or date.

 

Larger blooming trees, as well as other flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials will be available for purchase at participating Bazillion Blooms garden centers this fall:

 

  • Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery :: 722 Vanosdale Road, 37909 :: (865) 769-5677
  • Stanley’s Greenhouse :: 3029 Davenport Road, 37920 :: (865) 573-9591
  • Wilson Fine Gardens :: 5805 Walden Drive, 37919 :: (865) 603-4002

 

Since the initiation of Bazillion Blooms in 2009, Dogwood Arts, along with community and corporate partners, have planted more than 8,000 April-blooming, disease-resistant dogwood trees.

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