You are invited to the High Tree Party
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Historic Greenwood Cemetery
1428 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

Program Schedule (tentative)

4:00pm- Welcome and Remarks
4:15pm - Presentation of the Historic and Specimen Tree Designations by Sharon Smith, Metro Beautification
4:30pm - Presentation of the Big Old Tree Contest winners by Robin Bible, Judge
4:45pm - Presentation of the Victor Johnson Award to Vicki Turner

*This event is free and open to the public.

 

2016 Highlights

Guests enjoy the 28th annual High Tree Party held at Glen Leven Farm on April 29, 2016.

Guests enjoy the 28th annual High Tree Party held at Glen Leven Farm on April 29, 2016.

Nashville Tree Foundation presented their 2016 Victor Johnson Award to Ridley Wills II for his work preserving champion trees. 

The Victor Johnson Award honors individuals who have a special reverence for trees.  The award is named for the late Victor Johnson, retired president and CEO of Aladdin Industries, for his love of trees and the impact he had on Nashville's landscape.

Joan Armour receives a hand-carved bowl and an overcup oak planted in her honor from NTF board member Eleanor Willis

Joan Armour receives a hand-carved bowl and an overcup oak planted in her honor from NTF board member Eleanor Willis

Past Victor Johnson Award Winners

2016 Ridley Wills, II
Historian, Author

2015 Charles Brindley
Artist

2014 Mayor Karl Dean and Anne Davis

2013 Joan Armour
Founding board member, Nashville Tree Foundation

2012 Hiroshi Sato
Japanese Consul-General

2011 Douglas Henry
State Senator

2010 Betty Brown
Founding president, Nashville Tree Foundation

2009 Warner Bass
Founder, Friends of Warner Parks

2008 Joe Thompson
Civic leader, tree planter

2007 Martin Brown
ReLeaf Nashville campaign co-chair

2005 May Dean Eberling
Former executive director, Metro Historical Commission

2004 Randall Lantz
Metro Parks

2003 Jim Fyke
Metro Parks

2002 George H. Cate Jr.
First Metro Tree Board chair

2001 Armistead Barkley

1998 H.G. Hill Realty

1997 Carl Pitchford
Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority

1996 Ann Chapman
Metro Beautification and Environment Commission

1995 Victor Johnson
Nashville Tree Foundation