TLC for Trees now offers complete selection of informational video segments

Tennessee Tech University’s TLC for Trees web site could be described as “fertile ground” for providing information about landscape tree maintenance — but the two-year-old site has recently been cultivated for new growth.

That’s because the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology professors who maintain the site have recently completed an ongoing project to digitize, edit and add informational streaming video segments that are also available on DVD for $10.

Those clips enhance other information presented on the site about selecting, transplanting, maintaining and protecting trees by “emphasizing the best management practices in live action,” said Douglas Airhart, TTU agriculture professor, who maintains the site along with Jeff Plant, associate professor of human ecology.

The web site — which evolved from a series of educational segments first aired on WCTE-TV’s Upper Cumberland Camera — is sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service on the recommendation of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council.

Airhart said he hopes later this summer to promote the video clips by presenting the web site at meetings of the Tennessee Municipal League and other applicable agencies.

For more information about TLC for Trees, log on to the web site at www.tlcfortrees.info, or to order a DVD, call Airhart at 931/372-3288.