The City of Clarksville Forestry Division maintains trees on all city-owned properties and seeks to protect and improve the City’s tree assets to benefit current and future generations
City Forester, Kathrine Killebrew, is an Arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA # SO-7254A) Email Kathrine for questions or concerns.
The City of Clarksville has been "Tree City USA" certified for 34 years and has been awarded the Tree City USA Growth Award for 18 years. By achieving and maintaining this certification, our community showcases its dedication to preserving and enhancing its urban tree canopy, fostering community engagement in tree-related activities, and ultimately contributing to the overall health and sustainability of its environment. This designation not only reflects a city's active participation in responsible tree care but also often translates to tangible benefits such as improved air quality, enhanced aesthetics, and a heightened sense of community pride.
The City of Clarksville is an annual recipient of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Grant (TAEP) for Tree planting projects throughout the City.
TN Urban Forestry Council has selected the Clarksville Tree Board as the top tree board in the state for 2023
Members of the Tree Board (pictured above) were recognized for their efforts by the Clarksville City Council at their November 2023 Regular Session.
Tree Planting and Care
New Tree Planting - Treesaregood.org
Information on proper practices for planting a tree with a nine-step approach to successful planting and establishment.
List of Recommended Native Trees for Middle Tennessee - Nashville Tree Foundation
Learn about each tree, how tall will they grow, the bloom time , description, and maintenance needed,
Tree ID - The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service tn.gov
The All Season Pocket Guide To Identifying Common Tennessee Trees.
If a tree has fallen into a roadway, contact the Street Dept. at 931.645.74.64
If a tree is coming into contact with or is near power lines, contact CDE at 931.648.8151
The Adopt-A-Plot program is an excellent opportunity for individuals or organizations to give back to the community by beautifying these designated areas. With a variety of locations around the city, interested citizens will have no problem finding a convenient location. Find out more about this program by visiting our designated webpage. https://www.clarksvilletn.gov/929/Adopt-A-Plot
Schools and civic organizations can arrange for the City Forester to provide an educational presentation about trees, as well as information about natural resources and conservation. For more information, please call 931-553-2444.
Tree and Brush Pickup
The Street Department conducts a yard waste removal program in the spring and fall. Check the Street Department's Facebook page for more information. or give them a call 931.645.7464
Christmas Tree Recycling - December 26, 2024 - January 6th, 2025
Liberty Park Arboretum - 1188 Cumberland Dr.
The Liberty Park Arboretum is located along the Cumberland River within Liberty Park at 1188 Cumberland Dr. Clarksville, Tennessee. This setting was chosen due to an existing group of trees affectionately named Tuttle’s Grove, after Gary Tuttle, Clarksville’s first City Forester.
There are 30 species of trees within the arboretum. Each tree has been identified and labeled to include the tree’s common name, botanical name, and plant family. (Please note that the QR codes on the labels are inactive. The tree labels are to be replaced in Spring 2024)
The purpose of our arboretum is to serve as an educational tool and a teaching laboratory of trees for students of all ages to observe and learn characteristic differences between tree species. Also, to allow people to appreciate the natural world and its broad diversity, along with the role trees play in the urban ecosystem, and to assist property owners in selecting the appropriate tree for their landscape.
Clarksville Tree Board gathered at Liberty Park to commemorate Arbor Day and officially open the City of Clarksville Arboretum.
Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration - Seedling Giveaway
March 1, 2024 ; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Liberty Park 1188 Cumberland Dr.
This is a Drive Thru Event.
Tennessee Tree Day Patron Pickup site - In partnership with the Tennessee Environmental Council Pre-Order trees by March 4, 2024 through the Tennessee Environmental Council website. https://www.tectn.org/tennesseetreeday.html
Pick up Pre-Order Trees on March 15, 2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liberty Park 1188 Cumberland Dr.
Tree Board Table at Downtown Market (Dates TBD)
Clarksville Arbor Day Celebration - Tree Planting
October 15th, 2024 (Location TBD)
Tennessee Tree Day Patron Pickup Site - In partnership with the Tennessee Environmental Council. Pre-Order trees by March 4, 2024 through the Tennessee Environmental Council website. https://www.tectn.org/tennesseetreeday.html
Pick up pre-ordered trees on March 15, 2024; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Liberty Park 1188 Cumberland Dr.