ReLeafing Day: Annual planting the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

Mayor Megan Barry joins Councilman DeCosta Hastings and Courtenay Artis with IT Creswell student ambassadors at ReLeafing Day 2015.

Mayor Megan Barry joins Councilman DeCosta Hastings and Courtenay Artis with IT Creswell student ambassadors at ReLeafing Day 2015.

ReLeafing Day is the Nashville Tree Foundation's fall planting, held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  This year on Saturday, November 19, ReLeafing Day will be held in Northwest Nashville neighborhoods of Bordeaux, Haynes Manor, Haynes Park, Cumberland Gardens and at 10 Metro Schools in partnership with Nashville Electric Service and the State of Tennessee Division of Forestry.  

Volunteers check in at IT Creswell Middle School
3500 John Mallette Drive, Nashville, TN 37218.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:30 am - Noon
8:30 am - Volunteer check in and live tree-planting demonstrations

8:30 am - Noon - Free Tree Giveaway* (while supplies last)

Volunteers across the county will come to plant trees at Metro Schools and private yards. In partnership with Nashville Electric Service, the Tree Foundation has planted hundreds of trees that coexist with power lines since ReLeafing Day began in 2002. Since 2009, NTF has partnered with Cumberland River Compact to share volunteers for plantings.

*Free shade trees, Shumard Oak and Paw Paw species, will be given away courtesy of a grant from Arbor Day Foundation and CSX Transportation on a First come, first serve basis for Davidson County residents only.

ReLeafing Day evolved out of Nashville Tree Foundation’s highly successful, award-winning ReLeaf Nashville project that planted 6,757 shade trees from 1998 to 2001 to replace some of the 20,000 felled by tornadoes April 16, 1998.

If you have questions, please follow the link to our FAQs for volunteers and tree orders.

Online registrations will close at 9:00 pm, Friday, November 18.  Onsite registrations will begin at 8:30 am, Saturday, November 19.

IT Creswell School
3500 John Mallette Drive, Nashville, TN  37218
8:30 am - Noon

NOVEMBER 19, 2016

Please bring your own tools if you have them and something to cut strings and burlap.

Name *
Volunteer for ReLeafing Day 2016
Your group or school name
Waiver of Release *
By checking this box, you agree to release and discharge Nashville Tree Foundation, Cumberland River Compact, Metro Parks, Metro Schools, and their partners, officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers and the homeowners from any claim, demand or cause of action that may be asserted by or on behalf of me as a result of my volunteering for activities at ReLeafing Day on November 19, 2016. I grant all parties the right to use photographs and video or audio recordings of me while volunteering, in any medium, without pay.

Past ReLeafing Days

2015 planting

November 21, 2015

  • Bordeaux
  • Haynes Park
  • Haynes Manor
  • Titans Way


November 22, 2014

  • Cleveland Park
  • McFerrin Park
  • Monroe Harding
  • St. George's Episcopal Church


November 23, 2013

  • Woodbine
  • Mill Creek


November 17, 2012

  • Woodbine
  • Metro Public Schools


November 19, 2011

  • Alabama Avenue
  • 51st Avenue North
  • Hadley Park
  • Coleman Park
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technology Center
  • Edgehill Avenue


November 20, 2010

  • Bellevue
  • Poplar Creek Estates
  • River Park
  • Rolling River Estates
  • Sheffield on the Harpeth


November 21, 2009

  • Inglewood neighborhood


November 22, 2008

  • Inglewood neighborhood


November 17, 2007

  • Bluefields in Donelson
  • 12South neighborhood
  • Eastland Park


November 18, 2006

  • Sylvan Heights
  • Germantown


November 19, 2005

  • Dallas H. Neil Park
  • Woodland-in-Waverly


November 20, 2004

  • Preston-Taylor Homes
  • Taylor-Merritt Court
  • Germantown


November 22, 2003

  • Preston Taylor Homes
  • Rosebank Elementary
  • Rainwood subdivision


November 23, 2002

  • Hope Gardens
  • Rainwood subdivision

2015 ReLeafing Day Gallery