Time to Dig Up Your Nandina(Sacred Bamboo) : Cut down & dig up when the ground it wet.
Nandina is invading our Forests and Fence Lines; Nandina can Poison Dogs, LiveStock and Birds : It Crowds Out Native Plant Populations
Yes, your grandmother and mother loved nandina (sacred bamboo) and even used it for holiday decorations. But, now we know it has escaped cultivation; endangering native tree and shrub species and according to Mississippi State research, “Cyanide poisoning has been reported in livestock and dogs feeding on sacred bamboo.” ……………………….. In winter when food is often scarce, Cedar Waxwings will eat bright nandina berries. Tifton Veterinary lab found that the sudden death of GA cedar waxwings was, “Consistent with lesions associated with cynide toxity. N. domestica berries may contain large quantities of cyanogenic compounds."
Nandina domestica : introduced in 1804 –native to Eastern Asia – escaped cultivation from VA to Florida, & TX ( 1st reported on 1964)
Native substitutes for Nandina domestica from the TN Invasive Plant Council
Coastal Leucothoe (Leucothoe axillaris) evergreen with colorful foliage --clusters of showy white flowers in spring
Florida Hobblebush (Agarista populifolia) evergreen with colorful foliage --clusters of showy white fragile flowers in spring. Cultivar 'Leprechaun' has a compact growth habit.- Attracts bees and butterflies
Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) forms a low mound of compound foliage - sprays of small maroon flowers in early spring--- great fall color -
Golden and Shrubby St. John's-wort (Hypericum frondosum and H. prolificum) - showy early spring yellow flowers & exfoliating bark - tough and adaptable to a variety of sites Attracts bees and birds.
I’m digging up my last 3 nandinas & will replace them with Savannah Holly. JC
sources: Read for more detail.
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Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Which U. S. Cities have the most Tree Canopy ? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/05/green-streets-which-city-has-the-most-trees
March 20, 2020 Red Buckeye blooms signal the return of the Ruby- throated Hummingbird
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
These Eight Organizations are Fighting to Save Tree Across the Globe: https://www.marthastewart.com/2224407/organizations-saving-trees
? NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: Thursday April 16,2020 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: TBA
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
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/
Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/climate/trees-forests-climate-change.html
Volunteers planted 14 trees in four yards and the Glenview Arboretum 1.18.20. Trees were donated by R. Beckwith, the Wolf River Conservancy, & The Memphis Tree Board.
One of the books recommended by Eric Bridges at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class held at Memphis Botanic Garden
One of the books recommended by Deb Foehring at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class.
VOLUNTEERS for Trees !
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
TN Arbor Day for Memphis 2020
The Ecological Necessity of Preserving The Amazon Forest:
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.
February Overton Park Tour with Eric & Richard
WOLF RIVER CONSERVANCY'S 15th ANNUAL TREE PLANTING 2020 @ SHELBY FARMS
Winter Tree I D with Bo & Linnea at MBG: I D by form, bud, bark
OVERTON PARK's 'OLD FOREST Recognized as "Ancient Forests that have Defied Urbanization https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-ancient-forests-that-have-defied-urbanization
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
2020 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
Use the link below to record volunteer hours within 7 days.
Canceled Education Chapter Fundraiser: Saturday March 27 3:00 Tour the WRC Arboretum with Wes & Jim
$5.00 members $10.00 non members sign up w Jan
Canceled March 27. Friday: Master Gardeners Spring Fling 9a.m. - 5p.m ---educational booth
Postponed -- date TBA --Saturday March 28, 2020 Master Gardeners Spring Fling 9a.m. - 5p.m-- educational booth
Postponed -- date TBA April 4, 2020 Saturday Tipton County Garden Show at Brighton High School in Brighton, TN.- educational booth
Postponed -- date TBA education: Wednesdays April 8 & April 22- 10:00 -noon Germantown Name that Tree -- Wes Hopper leads a tour of Oaklawn Gardens 7831 Poplar Pike
Postponed -- date TBA-education: Germantown Saturday April 11 Nature Hike w Wes Hopper RIVERWOODS meet at Kimbrough Entrance -
Postponed -- date TBA Saturday April 18: Volunteer to work with with Gernantown Ranger Lindsay with students for Art In Nature---- journaling in the outdoor classroom -- Contact Linsey Dolan
Canceled - Wednesday April 22: U of M Earth Day -education booth details TBA
INVASIVE ALERT: Nandina , Heavenly Bamboo
Why is this Ganoderma lucidum green?
2020 President Jim Gafford presents volunteer appreciation certificates at the February meeting.
Photo: James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Chapter Volunteers at 2020 Lichterman Birds & Seeds.
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.
What's your opinion on " Let's Fill Our Cities with Taller Wooden Buildings" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/opinion/wood-buildings-architecture-cities.html
Recent Tree News
Syracuse plans to turn down city heat by planting 7,000 trees.
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Doug Tallamy's New Book: Natures Best Hope
Use Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Ed. 6 for establishing an arboretum
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Tulip Poplar Buds
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