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/
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
The Paw Paw Flower Blooms in April
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
Right: Members volunteered to help Neighborhood Preservation INC plant 130 native trees.
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
TUFC Board Member Joellen Dimond presents the 2017 TUFC Forestry Award for Citizen Activist to UFA Member Eartha Reaves.
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2018
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.
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.
The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is the natural predator of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
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.
JOIN the FUN -- Become a Team Leader for Memphis City Beautiful's Plant the Parkways
East Parkway Planting 2 @ Parking/Staging Location: Lindenwood Christian Church
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
North Parkway Planting 1 @ Snowden School
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk
“Cooper-Young Goes Native” showcasing Native Plants in urban settings
May 19-20, 2018 from 9 am- 5 pm: educational booth
How Much Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
Volunteers from our chapter have helped the Memphis Tree Board take a survey of the Parkways for Memphis City Beautiful's Plant the Parkways Project
ClickABOUT in the menu bar to learn more
about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
Family Plot producer Peter Richards receives the 2017 TUFC Media award from Joellen Dimond.
Next Meeting: 1:00 Thursday June 21, 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden educational segment: TBA
Chapter volunteers serve as team leaders for "Plant the Parkways"
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Saucer Magnolias in bloom
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/
2018 President Paul was one of the chapter volunteers for the Martin Luther Kink Day of Service . sponsors: Neighborhood Preservation Inc., Clean Memphis, Memphis City Beautiful
Chapter & Memphis Tree Board volunteers with Mayor Strickland & retired Parks Director Janet Hooks at Plant the Parkways Celebrates TN Arbor Day 3.3.18
Chapter members helped volunteers pot over 4,000 native trees @ Wolf River Conservancy's Annual Tree Planting at Shelby Farms
2017 UFA CLASS
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
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
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.