NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday December 12 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
vote for 2020 officers
educational speaker: Burk Renner: manager of Land Use Controls Office of Planning & Development
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.
UFA 2019 class
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
--Making leaf rubbing at Glenview Community Center Camp
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
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Cooper Young April Arborertum Walk
with Judi & Wes (below)
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
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
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
UFA 2019 Class
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Fire Resistance : THICK BARK HELPS
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
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.
Grab your Kroger card & support our Chapter---Enroll inKroger Community Rewards
When the link above opens click on the link for “I’m a Customer.”
if you don’t already have a digital account, (Kroger Card) you have to enroll before going any further
Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith ( right)
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/
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
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?
Arboretum Tree Mulching at Glenview Park in May,
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
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.
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
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
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
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Memorial Park Tree Tour with Linnea & Bo
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.
Native Trees forFall Colorwith Bo Kelley & Linnea West
-identify native trees by examining mast & leaves with changing fall color, now WED NOV. 6 , 9:00 to 11:00- a.m. clipboard suggested -- limited to 15
Contact: Memphis Botanic Garden 901-636-4128 –
November 23 , 2019 EDUCATIONAL BOOTH 1:00-4:00 Oaklawn ArboretumTree Tour w Wes Hopper , Cloyes Family Home & Garden Tour w Julie Morgan plus a bake sale
Saturday January 25, 2020 Lichterman Birds & Seeds
ATTENTION ARBORISTS-- GET POINTS @ the
2019 West Tennessee Commercial Horticulture Expo
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13, Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis
Register with Booker T. Leigh. firstname.lastname@example.org 901-752-1207
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/
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
Why are Trees Important to the Ecosystem ?
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
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
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