a tree for UTC
A new campaign is underway to transform Chattanooga’s
University with beautiful trees.
Ross-Fowler Associates of Knoxville has completed a UTC campus
landscape master plan that features large shade trees, expanses
of grass, definitive entrances at the campus borders, and improved
“Our campus will reflect the excellence of what goes on inside
the classrooms at UTC,” said Landscaping Committee chair
and biology professor Linda Collins.
To begin the greening of UTC, three locations have been identified
for transformation. The main entrance to the campus at McKenzie
Arena will have brick and stone gates that mirror the gates in
the older parts of campus. East Fifth Street along the historic
cemeteries will become a tree-lined boulevard from McKenzie Arena
to Palmetto Street. Vine Street at the Lupton Library and University
Center, the heart of campus, will welcome campus gatherings with
large shade trees, grass, and brick benches.
Research shows that students’ first impression of a campus
strongly influences their college choice. A beautiful campus landscape
also is a significant factor in workplace satisfaction for faculty
To accomplish this transformation, we need your help.
For each contribution of $500, a legacy tree will be planted and
a permanent plaque will be placed underneath that can bear your
name, a loved one’s name, or the name of a favorite organization.
For more information or to make a donation, visit the
of UTC Development or call (423) 425-4232.