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Membership & Volunteer Opportunities

Join UTAS today!

Benefits of Membership in the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society include:

Learn about our rich East Tennessee ecosystem-

  • Help build the Arboretum collections by identifying potential new additions of native trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Attend lectures and workshops led by recognized experts.
  • Experience some of the best hiking trails west of the Smokies—without the crowds! Almost right in your own backyard.
  • Explore the Arboretum Library of plant resources.

Expand your own plant-oriented horizons—

  • Participate in the members-only Spring Plant Sale—before the sale is open to the public.
  • Take part in UTAS sponsored tours to exceptional private and public gardens at reduced cost.
  • Receive Branches, the UTAS quarterly newsletter, with articles about plants, Arboretum activities, and highlights of UTAS efforts.

Support the Arboretum research and education goals—

  • Associate with like-minded gardeners, and enjoy the outdoors as you assist in caring for the UT Arboretum special plant collections.
  • Work on fundraising projects such as the plant sales and special events.
  • Donate expertise, individual plants, or financial assistance to the Arboretum—a unique resource for studying the natural wonders of Tennessee.

Membership Categories:

  • Student: $15
  • Individual: $35
  • Family: $50
  • Society Friend: $100
  • Patron of the Arboretum: $500
  • Corporate: $1,000 (minimum)

Memberships are for 12 months. Membership expiration dates are printed on the mailing labels of Branches and other special mailings. Click here to access and download a UT Arboretum Society membership application form. Mail the completed membership application and your check, payable to UTAS, to:

P.O. Box 5382
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5382


We always need help in many ways. Opportunities include:

  • Plant Sales
  • Arboretum Plant Collections
  • Special Event Planners
  • Fund Raising
  • Administrative Support

For volunteering or to learn more about how you can help, contact us.