Volunteers helped remove privet and mulch trees for the 9-11 Day of Service at the Spanish American War Park sponsored by Cooper Young
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
With Neighborhood Preservation INC on Decatur St.
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
How Much of a tree is Alive?
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
President Paul Buchignani presents the Past President's gift to Beth Rowlett ( below)
Volunteers Plant Trees and Promote Healthy Urban Forest for the Martin Luther King Day of Service
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
Don’t be fooled by the attractive purple flowers and the large heart shaped leaves. This fast growing thug steals water, nutrients & sunlight from native trees which support our balanced ecosystem. The Princess Tree
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Paul awards class of 2017 members their UFA certification
At the Spanish Am War Park we removed privet and discovered another cunning invasive ---
The Princess Tree -- See the Invasive Alert
Volunteers plant trees at Elmwood to increase the tree species at Carlisle S. Paige Arboretum.
Regular 2019 meeting: Visitors Welcome
Thursday February 21 1:00 Memphis Botanic Garden educational segment: TBA
2018 Volunteer Appreciation Certificates were presented at the October & December Meetings
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
---- pull out sprouts. cut the tree down to the soil line, girdle large trees-- with an axe :cut a 6” circle at the trunk base
Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018 Zoo Harvest Fest .
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
The DIXON TREE TEAM works on Tree RISK ASSESMENT
E. Reaves organized a Tree Giveaway for Glenview Neighborhood. Trees were donated from the Wolf River Conservancy & the Memphis Tree Board and planted by volunteers from our chapter .
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
Germany’’s flying insect population has dropped 76% from 1989-2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/10/18/this-is-very-alarming-flying-insects-vanish-from-nature-preserves/
INTERESTING TREE FACTS
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Re-register every January --$upport our chapter: Get your Kroger card & sign up for the 2017 Kroger Community Awards Program (must re-enroll each year
Below: October Under the Oaks Tour Led by Linnea & Bo
2019 OPPORTUNITIES to Earn Volunteer hours
contact volunteer coordinator : J. Castillo to volunteer
send volunteer hours to Judi Shellabarger Remember, you can count meetings & lecture attendance for volunteer hours.
Founded in 2004 as a regional chapter of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, the West Tennessee Chapter supports TUFC's mission in
promoting healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee.
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
HowMuch Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
North American Ash Trees are Facing Extinction. The Emerald Ash Borer is now in Middle Tennessee & Southern Arkansas. How can YOU KEEP IT FROM SPREADING ? USE ONLY LOCAL FIREWOOD.
INVASIVE ALERT: THE PRINCESS TREE
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.