Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Weida Ringley Shines as Volunteer: Read more https://www.tn4hfoundation.org/news-articles/weida-ringly-shines-as-a-volunteer/
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
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
Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018 Zoo Harvest Fest .
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday June 20 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: TBA
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
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.
Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo --
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
Volunteers have been busy this WINTER & SPRING
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
President Judi Shellabarger presents the past president's gift to Paul Buchignani :2.21.19 meeting.
UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
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/
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Left : Volunteer certificates given at the 2.21.19 meeting.
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
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
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
How Much of a tree is Alive?
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
INTERESTING TREE FACTS
The DIXON TREE TEAM works on Tree RISK ASSESMENT
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
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
for volunteer hours.
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.
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
HowMuch Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
cancelled due to rain-- will post new date MAY 11, 2019 Glenview Arboretum MULCHING DAY : 9:00- 12 noon We will move and spread mulch under arboretum trees at Glenview Park --- Memphis City Beautiful will provide some wheelbarrows & tools Option: bring your own shovel & Wheelbarrow
Saturday May 18 EDUCATIONAL BOOTH COOPER-YOUNG Garden Walk 2 shifts