$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 jkudzu@hotmail.com to volunteer

  • Glenview Arboretum Open House: Saturday April 20  9:00-1:00-                            - 9-11:30   educational booth                                                                                                   
  • Cooper Young Garden  Walk -educational booth
  • Saturday May 20 shift 1:  9-12 noon----------- shift 2: 12 noon-3:00
  • Cooper Young Garden Walk Sunday May 21,  shift 1:  9-12 noon----------- shift 2: 12 noon-3:00

  • Friday March 17 MAMG Spring Fling         shift 1: 10:00-1:30 , shift 2 :1:30-4:30

  • Saturday March 18-MAMG Spring Fling          shift 1: 10:00-1:30 , shift 2 :1:30-4:30

  • Saturday March 25. Tipton County Garden EXPO Brighton High School   -      shift 1 : 9:30- 12 noon.   shift 2: 12 -4:00

  • April 1, 2017Shelby Farms Down to EarthFestival lakefront   shift 1: 10:30-1:30, shift 2: 1:30 -4:30

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.

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J. Castillo

Compare & Contrast  this valuable native hollly with the invasive privet.

Top --native Youpon Holly

bottom: Privet

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

              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

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.