INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Glenview Community Day Camp : Forestry Lessons
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 19
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 26
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 17
Debbie Griste Evans & Janet Wehner have developed hands on lessons to engage students in fun learning activities. "Glenview campers (120 of them) will be divided into 6 groups and will rotate through 6 centers. Each session will last 20 minutes"
Many of these lessons are based on the Project Learning Tree Manual. Contact Debbie Griste Evans to teach youth about the imprtance of trees.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday June 20, 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: TBA
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
The Bradford Pear is most conspicuous when it blooms in late winter or early spring----- You can view its white blooms in mid to late March across fields and highways nearby ---- take a drive on highway 72 to gauge its unbelievable spread
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
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
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/
above: Arboretum Tree Mulching at Glenview Park in May,
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
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.
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
2019 Upcoming 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.
-meet to the west side (Yates Street direction) of the front entrance but park off to one of the sides.
How Much of a tree is Alive?
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Volunteers have been busy this WINTER & SPRING
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
Early June Serviceberry fruit-- a favorite of song birds & makes a good pie too.
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
INTERESTING TREE FACTS
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
April Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo -- (right)
In late May at Memorial Park , larvae of the Twice Stabbed Lady Beetle, the natural predator to Crape Myrtle Bark Scale,(CMBS) , was busy destroying the scale. Left : the adult Twice Stabbed lady Beetle.
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
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.
Weida Ringley Shines as Volunteer: Read more https://www.tn4hfoundation.org/news-articles/weida-ringly-shines-as-a-volunteer/
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
Cooper Young April Arborertum Walk
with Judi & Wes (below)
HowMuch Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
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.
Landscaper's Dream Tree Becomes Thorny Forest Nightmare
Fight for Our Pollinators-- Remove Privet --- see link on "Removing Invasive Plants Make a Difference." http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/2019/02/removing-invasive-plants-makes.html