Next Meeting: 1:00 THURSDAY December 14 2017 @ the MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
elect 2018 Board Members
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. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Richard Beckwith leads a walk to locate trees well suited to the Memphis area.
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
The Baldcypress is well adapted for the Memphis area,
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
2017 UFA CLASS
Family Plot producer Peter Richards receives the 2017 TUFC Media award from Joellen Dimond.
Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Shelby County 4-H Forestry Teams led by Weida Ringley & Melisa Knirr! The High School Forestry Team placed 2nd in the 2017 Tennessee state competition. Team members from left to right, David Hindman, Rebecca Pyburn, Jonathan Pyburn, and Mack Hindman.
Eric Bridges instructs UFA class on tree inventory methods
Red Sunset Maple
The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is the natural predator of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.
$upport our chapter: Get your Kroger card & sign up for the 2017 Kroger Community Awards Program (must re-enroll each year
OPPORTUNITIES to Earn Volunteer Hours
Shawn Posey shows the UFA class how to measure a tree's diameter with a Biltmore Stick.
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/
Jep & Wes discuss maple tree problems & possible treatments
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2018
Jim Volgas points out the the included bark on co-dominant branches, Included bark signals
weak attachment that is prone to separate.
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
TUFC Board Member Joellen Dimond presents the 2017 TUFC Forestry Award for Citizen Activist to UFA Member Eartha Reaves.
Learn Now-what to do about your trees after a natural disaster https://actreesnews.org/alliance-for-community-trees-news/tips-managing-damaged-trees-natural-disasters/
INSECT POPULATION is DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE
The UFA 2017 Class raised money for the Shelby County 4-H at a silent auction.