Next Chapter Meeting: THURSDAY October  19, 2017   location & details TBA




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.    Click on the link above  for more information on the EAB.

Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ?  Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits  & learn more about our state tree.

Photos from the 2017 UFA Class: Sponsored by the West TN : TUFC chapter & the Memphis Botanic Garden .

The White Ash Tree like the one above & compound leaf close-up  is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.

 Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees  Click the link below for more information on CMBS

$upport our chapter: Get your Kroger card & sign up for the  2017  Kroger Community Awards Program  (must re-enroll each year)

Enter organization’s number 95352,or   WTUFC


  • September 23 & 24, 2017: Saturday & Sunday---- Memphis Zoo  Harvest Fest shift : 10:00 a.m. to 1:00      shift 2: 1:00-4:00  both days
  • October 14:Saturday    Ames Plantation's Heritage Festival : Grand Junction, TN                                               shift 1: 9-1:00 p.m.      shift 2: 1:00 -4:30
  • contact Jan Castillo to volunteer
  • Fall Break Forestry Camp at the Agricenter Oct. 9-13   9:00-12:15
  • OCTOBER 22 Lakeland Halloween Festival Sunday,  1pm-4pm - International Harvester Managerial Park  
  • November 11: 1:00  p.m. Urban Earth Garden Center :  Wes Hopper  Trees for Memphis
  • send volunteer hours to Judi Shellabarger      Remember, you can count meeting & lecture  attendance  for volunteer hours.

American Hornbeam


Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

Red Sunset Maple

The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is  the natural predator of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.


Water Tupelo 

                Bottlebrush  Buckeye

  • Register for the
    Urban Forestry Conference OCTOBER 5–6
                                  UT Conference Center, Knoxville                   PRESENTED BY
    Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged 

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.

The UFA 2017 Class  raised money for the Shelby County 4-H at a silent auction.

              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

website updated



J. Castillo

Link to TUFC  website