Joellen Dimond receives the 2016 TUFC Award of Excellence for government employee.
Link to TUFC website
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.
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
The White Ash Tree like the one above & compound leaf close-up is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
above & below: UFA Members help City Forester Mark Follis with a tree survey at Lichterman Nature Center.
Become an Urban Forestry Advisor ! -classes from 9 a.m. -1 p.m on Weds : 9/6 , 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, & 10/4 2017 @ Memphis Botanic Garden . Cost $85.00, Call 901-636-4128 to register
Judi points out land adjacent to the Spanish American War Memorial Park to the Memphis Tree Board. The area will be landscaped & maintained by Cooper Young Community Association.
above: Jim Dennis at the 2017 MAMG Spring Fling
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Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
Wes, Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen, Kim Judi & Scott at the Cooper Young's Level 3 Arboretum Opening Ceremony .
Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00 THURSDAY August 17, 2017 Memphis Botanic Garden
Educational Segment: TBA
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.
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Pay $30.00 --TUFC state dues - links
above: UFA members on the Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Team help identify tree species at New Hope Christian Academy. This is the first step towards gaining arboretum certification.
$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.
JIm & Paul @
Ames Plantation Heritage Festival
Volunteers demonstrated & aided volunteers in proper planting at the annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree planting at Shelby Farms on February 25, 2017.
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 .......
President Beth Rowlett presents the Past President's Award to Joellen Dimond at the April meeting
Glenview Park celebrated Earth Day with tree tours, tree reports, & tree contests. Councilwomen Jamita Swearengen presented Eartha Reaves with a Proclamation from the city commending the establishment of Glenview Parks's Level 2 arboretum.
Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ? Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits & learn more about our state tree.
UFA Re-certification Chair, Judi Shellabarger helped organize the Cooper Young Community Association's tree planting at the Spanish American War Memorial Park.
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Become a 2017 West TN Chapter member
Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.
In February, volunteers packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.
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 .
Below: The Advanced Winter Tree ID was held in February at Memphis Botanic Garden