Volunteer Opportunities April & May , 2017- contact email@example.com to volunteer
Become a 2017 West TN Chapter member
Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.
The Beech Tree holds its leaves during winter
Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ? Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits & learn more about our state tree.
Below: Memphis City Councilman Frank Colvett reads Mayor Strickland's Arbor Day Proclamation at the TENNESSEE ARBOR DAY CEREMONY, held at Lichterman Nature Center March 3, 2017 .
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
At the meeting See Joellen Dimond to buy Trees of TN for $25.00 .
Joellen Dimond receives the 2016 TUFC Award of Excellence for government employee.
Link to TUFC website
Volunteers demonstrated & aided volunteers in proper planting at the annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree planting at Shelby Farms on February 25, 2017.
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Pay $30.00 --TUFC state dues - links
above: UFA members on the Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Team help identify tree species at New Hope Christian Academy. This is the first step towards gaining arboretum certification.
Memphis Fire Chief Gina Sweat, UFA Member Kim Hayluk, & Becky Frost stencil tree species leaves on Cooper Young sidewalks in preparation for certification of the Cooper Young Arboretum
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Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
JIm & Paul @
Ames Plantation Heritage Festival
Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00 THURSDAY May 18, 2017 Memphis Botanic Garden
Educational Segment: TBA
President Beth Rowlett presents the Past President's Award to Joellen Dimond at the April meeting
above: Jim Dennis at the 2017 MAMG Spring Fling
$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
WTC-TUFC Past President Eric Bridges receives his certificate of appreciation from Parks & Neighborhoods Director Maria Munoz -Blanco for his contributions to the City of Memphis Tree Board 2012-2015.
above & below: UFA Members help City Forester Mark Follis with a tree survey at Lichterman Nature Center.
Below: The Advanced Winter Tree ID was held in February at Memphis Botanic Garden
Volunteer opportunities for April & May include the the Cooper Young Garden Walk--- .https://allevents.in/memphis/cooper-young-garden-walk-2017/1232802563473675#
The White Ash Tree like the one above & compound leaf close-up is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
In February, volunteers packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.
UFA Re-certification Chair, Judi Shellabarger helped organize the Cooper Young Community Association's tree planting at the Spanish American War Memorial Park.
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.
Trees Have Social Networks Recommended reading: Peter Wohlleben 's The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World,” … trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network .......
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.