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Donate tree for Radnor

Residents can bring their used Christmas trees to Forest Hills City Hall to be chipped up for the trails at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

Bring your trees to the rear parking area through February 1.

Also, the City’s chipper service will pick up trees on its regular routes the last week of December and in January.

For both places, remove all ornaments, metal, and stands from the tree. For pickup, place the tree as close to the street as possible. Do not place it in a ditch. MORE


Residents learn about invasive plants City Arborist Parke Brown talks about invasives with panelists Jennifer Smith from Metro Nashville Public Works Department, Todd Breyer from Cheek­wood Botanical Gardens, and Bill Troup from Metro Parks.MORE

Henry Trost

Priest project led Trost to City leadership More


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Plains Coreopsis


The plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) adds a vivid blast of color among fall wildflowers. Often called “calliopsis” in the South, the plains coreopsis is found in many states and parts of Canada. Historically, the Zuni Pueblo people made deep-red dye for yarn from the blooms.

Plains coreopsis, an annual, grows quickly and dies with the first frost. It reseeds abundantly, often producing new plants in the same spot the following spring. It grows up to three feet tall. Learn More



Newcomers to the City may not realize that Forest Hills was considered way out in the country as late as the 1960s, but Planning Commissioner James Gardner III knows very well what that means. His family bought property in the early ’30s when there was only farmland. Wanting a country place to spend the weekends, his great-grandfather bought 40 acres and built a rustic cabin. Learn More