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The City of Franklin recognizes the importance of trees in a municipal environmenTree City USAt.
Trees are highly valued assets that enhance the surrounding environment and can reduce noise, air pollution, and provide energy saving shade and cooling.A healthy tree population can promote a positive community image and add to a great quality of life. Older trees can hold irreplaceable historical value.

The City of Franklin’s Arborist is positioned to facilitate a tree management plan and encourage the City Government and its citizens to understand the importance of trees in today’s ever increasing urban environment.

The City is proud to be recognized and designated as a TREE CITY, USA.  
                            
Follow the links below for more information on trees in the city, the Tree Commission, tree ordinance requirements, how to donate a tree and where to contact the Arborist. 

Todd W. Snackenberg, City ArboristISA Certified ArboristISA Certified Utility Specialist
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 305 
Franklin, TN 37065-0305 
Desk: (615) 550-6945 
Fax: (615) 791-3250 
Cell: (615) 598-4142 
Email: todd.snackenberg@franklintn.gov

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Arborist Job Description

The City of Franklin recognizes the importance of trees in a municipal environment. Trees are highly valued assets that enhance the surrounding environment. Trees can also reduce noise and air pollution and provide energy saving shade and cooling. A healthy tree population can promote a positive community image and add to a great quality of life. Older trees can hold irreplaceable historical value. The City of Franklin Arborist position was created to facilitate a tree management plan and encourage the City Government and its citizens to understand the importance of trees in today’s ever increasing urban environment.

Arborist Duties

  1. Staff liaison to the Franklin Tree Commission
  2. Assisting other city government departments on any tree related issues
  3. Educating the public about the importance of trees in an urban environment
  4. Working together with other city organizations to enhance public understanding of tree related issues
  5. Purchasing or contracting for products or services related to tree service activities

All City of Franklin tree species have now been defined and documented. Click the link below do download a list of the tree species found locally that make our city beautiful!

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