Joellen Dimond receives the  2016 TUFC Award of Excellence  for government employee.

Link to TUFC  website

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.

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

The White Ash Tree like the one above & compound leaf close-up  is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.

above & below:  UFA Members help City Forester Mark Follis with a tree survey at Lichterman Nature Center.


Become an Urban Forestry  Advisor ! -classes  from 9 a.m. -1 p.m on Weds : 9/6 , 9/13, 9/20, 9/27,  & 10/4   2017 @ Memphis  Botanic Garden .  Cost $85.00,   Call   901-636-4128  to register

              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

Judi points out land adjacent to the Spanish American War Memorial Park to the Memphis Tree Board. The area will be  landscaped & maintained by Cooper  Young Community Association.

above: Jim Dennis at the 2017 MAMG  Spring Fling

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 Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees  Click the link below for more information on CMBS

Wes, Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen, Kim Judi & Scott at the Cooper Young's Level 3 Arboretum Opening Ceremony .


                                               Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00  THURSDAY August 17, 2017 Memphis Botanic Garden

                                                    Educational  Segment:   TBA



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.

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J. Castillo

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.

$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.

JIm & Paul  @

Ames Plantation Heritage Festival

Volunteers demonstrated & aided volunteers in proper planting at the annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree planting at Shelby Farms on February 25, 2017.

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 .......

President Beth Rowlett presents the Past President's Award to Joellen Dimond at the April meeting

Glenview Park celebrated Earth Day with  tree tours, tree reports,  & tree contests. Councilwomen Jamita Swearengen presented Eartha Reaves with a Proclamation from the city commending the establishment of Glenview Parks's Level 2 arboretum.

Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ?  Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits  & learn more about our state tree.

UFA  Re-certification Chair, Judi Shellabarger helped organize the Cooper Young Community Association's tree planting at the Spanish American War Memorial Park.

Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

Become a 2017  West TN Chapter member

     Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.

In February, volunteers  packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.

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 .

Below:  The  Advanced Winter Tree ID  was  held in February at Memphis Botanic Garden