The Center of Excellence program was designed to enhance urban forestry at regional sites throughout the state. The goal is to assist with arboretum development and certification, provide ongoing educational programs, and give citizens a local resource for arboriculture.
Maintain the highest level of arboretum certification.
Have a certified arborist.
Have a designated “tree team.”
Provide at least four education programs annually, devoted to arboriculture and urban forestry.
Assist TUFC with certification of arboretums in the region.
Serve as a resource to the community for tree information and education.
Promote urban forestry within the area.
Read the press release announcing Memphis Botanic Garden's COE designation.
Memphis Botanic Garden publishes a quarterly arboretum newsletter, Under the Oaks, with helpful information on tree care, identification, tree trivia, and more. Click to view past issues here.
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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)