Chip’s Good Word: How to get your native tree to plant in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee Tree Day is coming up on March 19th.

It’s a day set aside to persuade residents about the benefits of planting native trees in the state.

They replace clear-cut development, improve air quality, heat, and water quality along streams and rivers.

The goal this year is to plant more than 75,000 trees on homes and farms across the state.

The program is providing the trees.

You just have to reserve the ones you like then pick them up at the numerous drop off points across Tennessee.

Here are the dropoff sites in our area, plus the link to reserve your trees (and learn which kinds of trees are available in your area).

You’ve got until mid-February to sign up.

Bledsoe County
3396 Main St, Pikeville, TN 37367
Pick-up Site: Sequachee Valley Electric Co-op – Pikeville
Pick up Friday, March 18: 7:30am – 4:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: N/A
Bradley County
3120 Peerless Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
Pick-up Site: Bradley County Master Gardeners @ Famers Market
Pick up Friday, March 18: 10am – 4pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 12pm
Bradley County
8746 Hiawassee St, Charleston, TN 37310
Pick-up Site: Hiawassee River Heritage Center
Pick up Friday, March 18: 12pm – 6pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 12pm
Grundy County
27 Phipps Street, Coalmont, TN 37313
Pick-up Site: Grundy County UT Extension
Pick up Friday, March 18: 9am – 3:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: N/A
Hamilton County
301 E. 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Pick-up Site: ArtsBuild
Pick up Friday, March 18: 10am – 5:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 10am – 4pm
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Hamilton County
9619 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
Pick-up Site: Kelcurt Foundation – Soddy-Daisy Community Library
Pick up Friday, March 18: 11am – 4pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 11am – 2pm
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Hamilton County
400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419
Pick-up Site: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Pick up Friday, March 18: 9am – 3pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 3pm
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Hamilton County
900 N Sanctuary rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Pick-up Site: Audubon Acres
Pick up Friday, March 18: 9am – 4:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 4:30pm
Marion County
512 South Cedar Ave, South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Pick-up Site: Sequachee Valley Electric Co-op – South Pittsburg
Pick up Friday, March 18: 7:30am – 4:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: N/A
McMinn County
300 W Bank St, Athens, TN 37303
Pick-up Site: Fuller’s Frame Shop
Pick up Friday, March 18: 9:30am – 5:30pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Meigs County
305 Randolph Ln, Decatur, TN 37322
Pick up Friday, March 18: 12pm-6pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 10am-6pm
Polk County
404 Spring Creek Rd, Delano, TN 36325
Pick-up Site: Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park
Pick up Friday, March 18: 9am – 11am
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 11am
Rhea County
290 Harold Robbins Ln, Evensville, TN 37321
Pick-up Site: Rhea County UT Extension @ County Fair
Pick up Friday, March 18: 1pm – 6pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: N/A
Sequatchie County
170 Church Street, Dunlap, TN 37327
Pick-up Site: Sequatchie Valley Master Gardeners @ UT Extension
Pick up Friday, March 18: 3pm – 5pm
PIck up Saturday, March 19: 9am – 12pm
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