Monday, July 5, 2010

A noteworthy grove

We are thrilled to announce that the Old Forest of Overton Park has been accepted for listing on the Tennessee Landmark & Historic Tree Register, which is maintained by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

The purpose of this statewide registry is to "recognize noteworthy trees or groves of tree and acknowledge the significance selected individual trees or stands have had to communities, the State, and the nation."

Last year, CPOP worked together with our friends at City of Memphis Park Services and Park Friends Inc. to nominate the Old Forest for this honor. You can download our application for more info.

The Old Forest will be formally added to the registry in October.