One of the attractions of Franklin is its mature trees. They shade streets and complement the charm of its 19th- and early 20th-century homes and buildings.
However, without continued attention, that resource could disappear. The city and Franklin College have taken steps to retain and enhance that charm.
The city recently began an urban forest program in a portion of flood-ravaged land south of Youngs Creek on the city’s southside. Hundreds of seedlings and saplings have been planted, and more plantings are planned.