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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
TN Arbor Day for Memphis 2020
Syracuse plans to turn down city heat by planting 7,000 trees.
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.
2020 President Jim Gafford presents volunteer appreciation certificates at the February meeting.
Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/climate/trees-forests-climate-change.html
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
February Overton Park Tour with Eric & Richard
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Doug Tallamy's New Book: Natures Best Hope
Recent Tree News
WOLF RIVER CONSERVANCY'S 15th ANNUAL TREE PLANTING 2020 @ SHELBY FARMS
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
The Red Mulberry Tree Feeds Migratory & Local Bird Species
Tiger swallowtail on Carolina Buckthorn .
photo: Judi Shellabarger
Can trees Live Forever? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/science/trees-immortality.html
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.
Grab your Kroger card & support our Chapter---Enroll inKroger Community Rewards
When the link above opens click on the link for “I’m a Customer.”
if you don’t already have a digital account, (Kroger Card) you have to enroll before going any further
Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Neil installs the Bottlebrush Buckeye sign at the Zoo.
Chapter Volunteers at 2020 Lichterman Birds & Seeds.
Photo by Bob Foehring
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: TBA
UFA Classes will be postponed until 2021
During the Pandemic, Unemployed Workers in Pakistan Have Been Hired to Plant Trees https://www.greenmatters.com/p/pakistan-unemployed-workers-planting-trees
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
Carolina Buckthorn: Frangula caroliniana
First documented in South Carolina (caroliniana)
Native habitat: Understory tree in woods, stream banks, bottomlands, ravines and stream bottoms
Prefers moist, calcareous, rocky soils
Sun: partial shade -only 3-4 hours of sun per day
Size: 12-15 ft. tall, can reach 20 ‘
Leaves: simple 5’” long ovate to elliptic shiny leaves that stay green til late fall
Blooms: yellow to green blooms in May to early June
Fruit: Ripe berries attract birds
Larval Host: Snout butterfly Click link for more info on the snout butterfly.
https://www.michiganaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MI-Native-Plants-for-Bird-Friendly-Landscapes_Website.pdfType your paragraph here.
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
Can genetic engineering bring back the American Chestnut? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/magazine/american-chestnut.html
The Mini Forest Concept is Spreading from Asia to Europe https://getpocket.com/explore/item/fast-growing-mini-forests-spring-up-in-europe-to-aid-climate
Steps You Can Take to "Rewild America"
The nation’s backyards are more than ripe for a makeover.
from From: Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 7, 2020 at 5:01:38 AM CDT
Here are some of Tallamy's suggestions, with a few added details for the Tennessee Valley, to help rejuvenators hit the ground running.
1. Shrink your lawn. Tallamy recommends halving the area devoted to lawns in the continental United States—reducing water, pesticide and fertilizer use. Replace grass with plants that sustain more animal life, he says: “Every little bit of habitat helps.”
2. Remove invasive plants. Introduced plants sustain less animal diversity than natives do. Worse, some exotics crowd out indigenous flora. Notable offenders: Japanese honeysuckle, Oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose, privet, english ivy, and kudzu. Herbicides may be necessary as a last resort.
3. Create no-mow zones. Many native caterpillars drop from a tree’s canopy to the ground to complete their life cycle. Put a native ground cover such as Virginia creeper (not English ivy, since it is invasive) or leave the leaves around the base of a tree to accommodate the insects. Birds will benefit, as well as moths and butterflies.
4. Equip outdoor lights with motion sensors. White lights blazing all night can disturb animal and insect behavior. LED devices use less energy, and yellow light attracts fewer flying insects.
5. Plant keystone species. Among native plants, some contribute more to the food web than others. Native oak, cherry, cottonwood, maple and hickory are several of the best tree choices. Goldenrod, Joe-pye weed, asters, sunflowers, evening primrose and violets are among the plants that support beleaguered native bees and other pollinators.
6. Fight mosquitoes with bacteria. Inexpensive packets containing Bacillus thuringiensis can be placed in drains and other wet sites where mosquitoes hatch. Unlike pesticide sprays, the bacteria inhibit mosquitoes but not other insectsType your paragraph here.
Bottlebrush Buckeye June Blooms
Costa Rica has doubled it's forest cover in 30 years https://www.horizontes.com/blog/costa-rica-doubles-its-forest-cover-and-leads-world-in-climate-emergency-fight
One of the books recommended by Eric Bridges at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class held at Memphis Botanic Garden
One of the books recommended by Deb Foehring at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
The Ecological Necessity of Preserving The Amazon Forest:
Volunteers planted 14 trees in four yards and the Glenview Arboretum 1.18.20. Trees were donated by R. Beckwith, the Wolf River Conservancy, & The Memphis Tree Board.
Winter Tree I D with Bo & Linnea at MBG: I D by form, bud, bark
2020 Upcoming 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
Use the link below to record volunteer hours within 7 days.
2020 Volunteer Options sent via e-mail 8.19 & 8.20
sign up to hear Eric Bridges'9.8.20 -6:00 pm
Tree Talk on the Importance of Tree Canopy.
Spanish American War Park Mulch & Remove Invasives
sponsor: Judi Shellabarger (Cooper Young Association)
Friday, Sept. 11th. 9:00-1100 a.m. mulch, remove invasive plants & 2 small trees
sign up with Jan ---limited to 8
Memphis Botanic Garden: WOODLAND Invasive Plant Removal to Protect Out Native Trees , Shrubs, & Plants
Must be registered -- limited # of participants
Historical ELMWOOD CEMETERY: Adopt Recently Planted Trees for Weekly Summer Watering
Contact Amanda Knight at Elmwood. Make your own schedule,
Evaluate this extensive field guide from the Missouri Department of Conservation:
Click on this this link to sign up for Under the Oaks Newsletters from MBG Arboretum: TUFC Center for Excellence -- recent articles written by Linnea West
For more tree news - See
West TN Chapter TN Urban Forestry Facebook
https://www.tufc.com/ Tennessee Urban Forestry Council website
Use Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Ed. 6 for establishing an arboretum
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
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/
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
VA TECH Tree ID
OVERTON PARK's 'OLD FOREST Recognized as "Ancient Forests that have Defied Urbanization https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-ancient-forests-that-have-defied-urbanization