ReLeafing Day: Annual tree planting the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Join us!

In one morning, volunteers planted 300+ trees at Metro public schools and in yards during ReLeafing Day 2017.

In one morning, volunteers planted 300+ trees at Metro public schools and in yards during ReLeafing Day 2017.

ReLeafing Day is the Nashville Tree Foundation's biggest fall planting, held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  This year on Saturday, November 17, 2018 ReLeafing Day will once again be planting in the neighborhoods of southeast Nashville. 300 volunteers are needed!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:30 am - Noon
8:30 am - Volunteer check in and live tree-planting demonstrations

Volunteers across the area will come to plant trees for others at Metro Nashville Schools and in 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.

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.

Where we will plant:

  • Residential planting area of South Nashville - map below

  • A. Z. Kelley Elementary School

  • Apollo Middle School - 2018 Extreme Tree Makeover School

  • Crieve Hall Elementary School

  • Croft Middle Design Center

  • Fall-Hamilton Elementary School

  • Glengarry Elementary School

  • Glenview Elementary School

  • Granbery Elementary School

  • JE Moss Elementary School

  • John B. Whitsitt Elementary School

  • John Overton High School

  • Johnson Alternative Elementary

  • Nashville School of the Arts

Register by midnight on 11/16/18. If you or your group have already registered elsewhere, there is no need to complete a second form. All new registrations will be processed through our website.

Check in location

Croft Middle School   482 Elysian Fields Rd, Nashville, TN 37211

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

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

Extreme Tree Makeover Project sponsored by

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Youth volunteers from the Mayor’s Youth Council and surrounding high schools will join representatives from AkzoNobel and NTF to lead the “Extreme Tree Makeover” project at Apollo Middle School and plant a total of 36 trees, remove storm water drainage pools, enhance the school’s garden, and shade critical areas of campus. The Apollo school project site will serve as the exclusive ReLeafing Day site for youth volunteers. Mayor’s Youth Council students are using the event as a way to improve the environment while also engaging students in community service activities.

The project was made possible through a generous community grant from global paints and coating company AkzoNobel with matching funds from the State of Tennessee Division of Forestry, to provide a series of 10 student-led, civic improvement projects to beautify the city. It is the fourth community-wide project born from the partnership between AkzoNobel and the Nashville Mayor’s Youth Council. The AkzoNobel grant also provides academic scholarships to Nashville youth.

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Past ReLeafing Days


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


November 18, 2017

  • Paragon Mills

  • Fairlane Park

  • Tusculum

  • Glencliff Elementary

  • Glencliff High School

  • Wright Middle School

  • Croft Middle School

  • Paragon Mills Elementary

  • Haywood Elementary

  • Tusculum Elementary

  • McMurray Middle

  • Cole Elementary

  • Cockrill Bend Elementary

2016 Planting

November 22, 2016

  • IT Creswell

  • Cumberland Elementary

  • John Early

  • Jones Paedeia

  • Robert Churchwell

  • McGavock High

  • Waverly Belmont

  • Haynes Middle

  • Hull Jackson Montessori

  • Robert Lillard

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


2017 ReLeafing Day Gallery