$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.
Volunteer Opportunities April & May , 2017- contact email@example.com to volunteer
Jim Dennis at the 2017 MAMG Spring Fling
Winter ID Workshop Memphis Botanic Garden 3.22.17 instructors: Eric Bridges, Joellen Dimond, Wes Hopper, & Shawn Posey
YOUR INVITED -- Saturday 4. 22.17 9:00- 1:00Glenview Park Arboretum Open House Arboretum Tours, Educational Booth
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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.
Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ? Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits & learn more about our state tree.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
JIm & Paul @
Ames Plantation Heritage Festival
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
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.
Privet is a severe threat to healthy forests
Wolf River Conservancy's Lovitt Woods before & after Privet Removal
From Ryan Hall
The Beech Tree holds its leaves during winter
Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
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 .
Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00 THURSDAY April 20, 2017 Memphis Botanic Garden
Educational Segment: Ryan Hall, Land Protection Associate for Wolf River Conservancy
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.
Compare & Contrast this valuable native hollly with the invasive privet.
Top --native Youpon Holly
Young Youpon may be mistakenly removed.
Volunteer opportunities for April & May include the the Cooper Young Garden Walk--- .https://allevents.in/memphis/cooper-young-garden-walk-2017/1232802563473675#
"Results from a five-year study published in 2014 by U.S. Forest Service researchers showed that not only can a thorough removal of privet last at least five years without a follow-up, but also that native plant and animal communities steadily return to areas cleared of the invasive shrub."
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Become a 2017 West TN Chapter member
Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Pay $30.00 --TUFC state dues - links
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
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.
In February, volunteers packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.