NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Rebuilding Nashville since the March tornado has been a massive undertaking, from rebuilding homes to improving Nashville’s tree canopy.

To help our city's recovery, the Nashville Tree Conservation Corps has been out planting trees, and doing it quickly. Since March, the group has planted 465 trees in neighborhoods.

The next big project is to plant 500 trees along Shelby Avenue.

“A greener, more livable Nashville – that’s the goal for everyone,” said Jim Gregory, chairman of the Nashville Tree Conservation Corps. “That’s all we want – a more livable city and starting with trees.”

The group is hoping to have the Shelby Avenue project done by November.

When completed it will be a two-mile long canopy.


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