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Listen to the Trees at Two City Parks 
Trees Sing sign

If you're out for a run or a walk or a disc golf game at Morningside Park or Victor Ashe Park this weekend, take time to stop and listen to the trees.

Nearly 50 trees at those two parks are part of the "If Trees Could Sing" program, sponsored The Nature Conservancy and the City of Knoxville. The trees are posted with signs that include QR codes that you can scan with your smart phone or tablet. That will direct you to a video of a musical artist talking about that species and the benefits of trees in general.

Mayor Madeline Rogero said, “This initiative is a great fit for Knoxville, as we are coming into our own as an outdoor tourism city, and we have always been a city rich in musical heritage.” 

The greenways at Morningside Park, located at 1600 Dandridge Ave., and Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd., will be interlaced with signs linked to the artists sharing facts about their favorite trees.

“Who doesn’t have a favorite tree?” asked Gina Hancock, State Director for The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee. “Trees are an important part of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. That is the key message we are delivering. ‘If Trees Could Sing’ is a fresh innovative way to communicate the vital role trees play in keeping our communities healthy, clean and enjoyable—and the critical need to protect them.”

For more information about the program, and maps of all the designated trees in both parks, click here.
Posted by On 25 July, 2015 at 5:12 PM