A Walk in the Woods to Strengthen Relationships

University of Tennessee Arboretum Road

Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to participate in a walk in the woods at the UT Arboretum on Saturday, February 20. The hike begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot, 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Photo courtesy UTIA.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. –  Valentine’s Day 2016 will be a memory by Saturday, February 20, but developing a solid father-daughter relationship is a life-long endeavor. Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to help cement their relationships with a free walk in the woods that morning at the UT Arboretum.

Hikers will gather in the UT Arboretum parking lot at 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. Hiking boots are not required, but sturdy shoes are recommended. Local consulting forester and UT Arboretum Society member Jeff Holt, will lead the walk and provide background information about the forest. The walk will take no more than two hours, and cover no more than two miles.

Participants are encouraged to bring bottled water and to further explore the Arboretum at the conclusion of the hike.

The University of Tennessee Arboretum is a project of the UT Forest AgResearch and Education Center. It features several miles of short walking trails that crisscross approximately 250 acres of forest where visitors can enjoy the outdoors. The Arboretum is free and open to the public during daylight hours. For more information contact the center at 865-483-3571 or visit the Arboretum’s website: arboretum.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 50-year old, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs the UT Arboretum.  To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to
utarboretumsociety.org. For more information call 865-483-3571.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu



Kevin Hoyt, Director, UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 865-483-3571