Tennessee Urban Forestry, Interview with Brian Rucker

Tennessee is becoming more urbanized.  As we grow in population density there is an increased need to take care to manage our natural environment, for our own health and the heath of wildlife.  We would all agree that a town without trees would be a rather bleak place to  live.  Trees in an urban environment will not manage themselves.  Cities and towns must take the initiative to be sure that urban trees are in adequate  supply and of the appropriate type to provide such benefits as  shade, storm water and air pollution control.  Tennessee State Division of Forestry  has a Urban Forestry Program which exists to assist towns and cities with this effort.   Mark visits with  Brian Rucker,  Tennessee Urban Forester to learn about their activities.