Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
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/
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
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NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speakers: TBA
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith ( right)
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
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
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.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Carolina Buckthorn July/August
INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
Cooper Young April Arborertum Walk
with Judi & Wes (below)
April Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo -- (left )
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.
Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in 12 hours. (CNN) Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours on Monday, which officials believe is a world record. The burst of tree planting was part of a wider reforestation campaign named "Green Legacy," spearheaded by the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ...Jul 30, 2019
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Become an Urban Forest Advisor: Wednesdays 9:00- 1:00 September 4.21, 18,25, & Oct. 11. Memphis Botanic Garden Learn about urban forestry, tree selection, tree biology, tree health, tree identification, trees & the law, utility pruning. $95.00
call 636-4128 to register
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
2019 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
Woodland Tree ID
August 7, 14, 21.
Join Bo Kelley and Linnea West as we walk the woodland trails of Memphis Botanic Garden. Learn to identify native trees by examining leaves, buds, bark and form. Clipboard or notebook suggested.
Free with Garden Admission. Walks limited to 15 participants. Please call Laurie Williams 636-4128 to register. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 walks.
ZOO HARVEST FESTIVAL EDUCATION BOOTH
Saturday September 21: shift 1: 10- 1:00 shift 2: 1-4
Sunday September 22: shift 1: 10- 1:00 shift 2: 1-4
ATTENTION ARBORISTS-- GET POINTS @ the
2019 West Tennessee Commercial Horticulture Expo
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2 & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis
Register with Booker T. Leigh. email@example.com 901-752-1207
Arboretum Tree Mulching at Glenview Park in May,
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
The chinquapin was supposed to have been wiped out by blight. Now one determined Missouri naturalist is hand-pollinating trees in secret groves to bring it back. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/06/saving-chestnut-trees-ozarks/
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
The Bradford Pear is most conspicuous when it blooms in late winter or early spring----- You can view its white blooms in mid to late March across fields and highways nearby ---- take a drive on highway 72 to gauge its unbelievable spread
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
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
--Making leaf rubbing at Glenview Community Center Camp
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Memorial Park Tree Tour with Linnea & Bo
In late May at Memorial Park , larvae of the Twice Stabbed Lady Beetle, the natural predator to Crape Myrtle Bark Scale,(CMBS) , was busy destroying the scale. Below the moving larvae is the adult Twice Stabbed lady Beetle.
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Landscaper's Dream Tree Becomes Thorny Forest Nightmare
Fight for Our Pollinators-- Remove Privet --- see link on "Removing Invasive Plants Make a Difference." http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/2019/02/removing-invasive-plants-makes.html