​Sale to benefit arboretum programs

UT Arboretum Plant Sale
Dr. Will Witte, the UT Arboretum Society’s “Answer Man,” will be on hand at the Oct. 12 plant sale to answer plant-related questions from visitors to the society's annual fall plant sale. All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the programs of the University of Tennessee Arboretum. Photo courtesy UT Institute of Agriculture.



OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Fall is the ideal time to add plants to the landscape, so the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society invites the public to its Fall Plant Sale, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge.  
 
The season’s milder temperatures and more dependable rainfall as well as the fact that during fall plants devote their resources to developing a stronger root system rather than putting energy into their top growth means now is a great time to purchase and install plants in the landscape. Fall-planted specimens often get a head start toward spring growth and exhibit a much better survival rate.  
 
Beaver Creek Nursery, East Fork Nursery, Riverdale Nursery, Sunlight Gardens, as well as UT Arboretum Society members and friends will be offering quality plants for sale. Dr. Will Witte, the Society’s “Answer Man,” will be there to answer plant-related questions. Dano’s Hot Dogs will also be at the sale.

Proceeds from this sale and other society events go to support and secure the future of the UT Arboretum.  
 
The UT Arboretum Society is a 45-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center's 250-acre arboretum. To learn more go online to http://www.utarboretumsociety.org/

The UT Arboretum and the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center are outdoor demonstrations and laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contact:

Melanie Staten, UT Arboretum Society, 865-776-8227