Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES  https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/

Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees:  Memphis Botanic Garden


The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.

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about the chapter,  TN Arboretum establishment,  how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws &  etc.

 

Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle 

L.Green Ash Fruit

R. White Ash Fruit

Tree Diseases

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


              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018  Zoo Harvest  Fest .


At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC



Johnson Park

Welcome

NEXT CHAPTER MEETING :  Thursday June 20 2019 1:00  MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN

educational speaker: TBA

     

 Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC  for 2019

  • Pay on link below-- $50.00 to TUFC: $10.00 returned for chapter dues:
  • https://www.tufc.com/donate/#members
  • If you have paid  $10.00  to  treasurer Wes Hopper  for local dues--- mail a  $40.00 check for TUFC dues  to
  • TUFC  P.O Box 58443 Nashville, TN 37205

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.

Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo --

Landscaper's  Dream Tree Becomes Thorny Forest Nightmare

  • Bradford Pear is grafted  on Callery pear (intoduced to the U. S. from China in 1908)  root stock

  • In the early 1960's the National Arboretum released the Bradford Pear as a blight resistant sterile , attractive landscape plant ---- it was over planted

  • the Chinese  Callery pear root stock sends out suckers that produce flowers, and thorns

  • the blooms of the Callery Pear  are pollinated by bees,  the seed is spread by birds

  • now escaped into our forests & causing envirommemtal  disturbance  the  Bradford Pear is replacing  native trees and creating thorny thickets

  • Alternative Native Species: American Plum (Prunus americana), Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), Downy Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

         https://projects.ncsu.edu/goingnative/howto/mapping/invexse/bradfor.html
Read more about  the Bradford Pear Invasion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/how-we-turned-the-bradford-pear-into-a-monster/2018/09/14/f29c8f68-91b6-11e8-b769-e3fff17f0689_story.html?noredirect=on

                   

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

Volunteers have been busy this WINTER & SPRIN

Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum

 INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear

click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged 

President Judi Shellabarger presents the past president's gift to Paul Buchignani :2.21.19 meeting.

UFA members helped the  SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN 





 INSECT POPULATION  DROPPING at an  ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?

Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees 

The White Ash Tree like the one above  is threatened. -L.  compound leaf  - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.

https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/ag-businesses-eab


Left :  Volunteer certificates given at the 2.21.19 meeting.

website updated

3.25.19

by

J. Castillo

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

Enter organization’s number 95352,  or   WTUFC

https://www.kroger.com/topic/community-rewards-9

Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith

Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's  Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant  Lots

Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf

Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

INTERESTING TREE FACTS

The DIXON TREE TEAM works on Tree RISK ASSESMENT

Packaging Native  Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate

Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day


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.









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.   

 https://www.dontmovefirewood.org/invasive-species/


How do I know if I have an ash tree?

https://www.vanderbilt.edu/trees/pages/ash





cancelled due to rain-- will post new date                        MAY 11, 2019 Glenview Arboretum MULCHING DAY :  9:00- 12 noon   We will move and spread mulch under arboretum trees at Glenview Park --- Memphis City Beautiful will provide some wheelbarrows & tools  Option: bring your own  shovel & Wheelbarrow


 Saturday May 18 EDUCATIONAL BOOTH COOPER-YOUNG Garden Walk    2 shifts