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Over 2,000 New Dogwood Trees to be Planted in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE – Knoxville will become even more beautiful when over 2,000 new dogwood trees will be planted throughout Knoxville by Dogwood Arts and its sponsors on Saturday, December 3.

Most of the trees will be placed along the Dogwood Trails and garden byways, but other locations include:

• 125 dogwood trees will be planted at library branches all around Knox County by Friends of Literacy in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Knox County Library.

• Alcoa employees will plant dogwood trees at Springbrook Park in Alcoa.

• Halls Crossroads Women's League is planting dogwood trees at the outdoor classroom at Halls High School and at the Halls Senior Center.

• Volunteers will plant dogwood trees on Knoxville Botanical Gardens' new Dogwood Walking Trail.

• 4th & Gill neighbors are planting dogwood trees throughout their neighborhood.

• Cherokee Condos on Lyons View will plant 100 large ball-and-burlap dogwood trees.

• UT Gardens aery planting one of each species – Cherokee Brave and Appalachian Spring.

• Blount Mansion volunteers and staff will plant dogwood trees on their historic site.

Knoxville College will plant 50 dogwood trees (of their 1,000 goal) symbolizing young students growing and blossoming.

Bazillion Blooms is a collaborative effort between the City of Knoxville, Knox County, UT Institute of Agriculture, area garden clubs, and neighborhood associations. Dogwood Arts established this three-year program to restore the former vitality of East Tennessee's dogwood tree population in Knox and surrounding counties. The dogwood tree is vital to East Tennessee's economy, environmental health, and heritage and is a source of community pride and tradition.

The Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms program is sponsored by Wells Fargo agents Lisa Wiles, Judy Sehgal, and Jeff Tallman, Southeast Home Mortgage manager Samanda Knight, the Knoxville Garden Club, Alcoa Foundation, and the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Published November 29, 2011

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