Tiger swallowtail larva on Sweetbay Magnolia

Annual  Meeting:   1:00      Thursday    December 13 , 2018  

                                                                      Memphis Botanic Garden                                                              educational segment:  Kyle McLane
Assistant Director of Horticulture
Memphis Botanic Garden: MGB Conifers

Volunteers helped remove privet and mulch trees  for the 9-11 Day of Service at the Spanish American War Park sponsored by Cooper Young

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

Enter organization’s number 95352,  or   WTUFC


Spring Azure photo: New Hampshire Insects & wildlife

Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

Swamp Chestnut Oak

Paul awards class of 2017 members their UFA certification

Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018  Zoo Harvest  Fest .

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Certificates were presented  at the October Meeting


Interesting Tree Facts

Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees 

Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES  https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/


Below: October  Under the Oaks Tour Led by  Linnea & Bo

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.

  • Help ID Tree Species for Avon Neighborhood before the leaves fall- e-mail Jan 

  • Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting at Epping Way in Nov or December -- date TBA

Bottlebrush Buckeye

L.Green Ash Fruit

R. White Ash Fruit

Tree Diseases

President Paul Buchignani presents the Past President's gift to Beth Rowlett ( below)

 Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC  for 2018

  • Pay on link below-- $50.00 to TUFC: $10.00 returned for chapter dues:
  • https://www.tufc.com/donate/#members
  • If you have paid  $10.00  to  treasurer Wes Hopper  for local dues--- mail a  $40.00 check for TUFC dues  to
  • TUFC  P.O Box 58443 Nashville, TN 37205

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.

Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle 

              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

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

The White Ash Tree like the one above  is threatened. -L.  compound leaf  - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.



Included bark (above) weakens tree structure.

Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf

UFA members helped the  SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN 

Plant a Redbud in  December to late February. It's early spring blooms provide nectar for the:

Brown elfin
Dreamy duskywing
Dusky azure
Eastern pine elfin
Gray hairstreak
Juniper hairstreak
Juvenal’s duskywing
Silvery blue
Sleepy duskywing
Spring azure - in photo
Zebra swallowtail

How do I know if I have an ash tree?


website updated



J. Castillo

2018 UFA Class

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about the chapter,  TN Arboretum establishment,  how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws &  etc.

The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.


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.