L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Judith Rutshman won the media award for her WYPL TV and FM Nature of Conservation Series. Listen to one of her shows now http://www.memphislibrary.org/wypl/programs-tv/nature-of-conservation-wypl/
Ilex verticillata WINTERBERRY is a favorite of Cedar Waxwings
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Recent Tree News
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
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.
UFA 2019 Class
3 photos below by Taylor Herndon
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Why are Trees Important to the Ecosystem ?
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
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 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.
above: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith ( right)
INVASIVE ALERT: Nandina , Heavenly Bamboo
Claire Barnett and Steve Brown Receive there UFA Certification from President Judi Shellabarger at the 12.12.19 meeting.
Bill Bullock and Sarah Hadskey were also certified -- ( will get future photo)
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
Photo: James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
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
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
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.
--Making leaf rubbing at Glenview Community Center Camp
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too https://qz.com/1258538/just-being-outside-can-improve-your-psychological-health-and-maybe-your-physical-health-too/
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday February 13. 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: Burk Renner: manager of Land Use Controls Office of Planning & Development
Cooper Young April Arborertum Walk
with Judi & Wes (below)
Fall Tree Walks with Bo Kelley & Linnea West were well attended
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
Use the link below to record volunteer hours within 7 days.
January 11, 2020: Tree planning in the Glenview Neighborhood time TBA
January 18, 2020 Martin Luther King Days of Service: Glenview Park time TBA
Saturday January 25, 2020-educational booth @ Lichterman Birds & Seeds
Saturday January 25, 2020-- Lichterman Birds & Seeds
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
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/
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
What's your opinion on Lets Fill Our Cities with Taller Wooden Buildings https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/opinion/wood-buildings-architecture-cities.html
Eartha Reaves, surrounded by family, and W. Tn Urban Forester Ryan Morris accepts the 2019 Arboretum Award from TUFC President Neil Letson
Judi Shellabarger Receives TUFC"s President's Award
The Dixon Tree Team tagged their last tree in November. Over 1000 trees were surveyed.
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.
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
EARTHA REAVES JUDITH RUTSHMAN
2019 TUFC AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS !
VOLUNTEERS for Trees !
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Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
Memorial Park Tree Tour with Linnea & Bo
Use Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Ed. 6 for establishing an arboretum
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/