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.
Volunteer for the EDUCATIONAL Booth for Spring Fling ( Red Barn at the Agricenter): The Biggest Gardening event in Shelby County.
Friday March 23 shift 1: 9-12:3 FULL shift 2 12:30-5:00 ______ & _________
Saturday March 24th 2018 : Spring Fling
shift 1: 9-12:30 ______ & __________ shift 2: 12:30-5:00 _______ & ____
morning shift -Tipton County's Lawn & Garden ShowSaturday April 7:
Brighton High School, 8045 US-51 South, Brighton, TN shift1: 9:30- 12:30 ___ & _____
TUFC Board Member Joellen Dimond presents the 2017 TUFC Forestry Award for Citizen Activist to UFA Member Eartha Reaves.
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/
ATTENTION ARBORISTS : The 76th Annual Conference & Trade Show of the Southern Chapter of the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) will be held in Memphis March 24-27, 2018 .
If you are not an arborist, you may want to watch the STUDENT FIELD DAY: CLIMBING FUNDAMENTALS Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Overton Park | 8:30 am - 11:30 am for educational volunteer hours
Volunteers from our chapter have helped the Memphis Tree Board take a survey of the Parkways for Memphis City Beautiful's Plant the Parkways Project
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
Saucer Magnolias in bloom
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is the natural predator of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.
How Much Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
2018 President Paul was one of the chapter volunteers for the Martin Luther Kink Day of Service . sponsors: Neighborhood Preservation Inc., Clean Memphis, Memphis City Beautiful
Chapter & Memphis Tree Board volunteers with Mayor Strickland & retired Parks Director Janet Hooks at Plant the Parkways Celebrates TN Arbor Day 3.3.18
Chapter volunteers serve as team leaders for "Plant the Parkways"
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Shelby County 4-H Forestry Teams led by Weida Ringley & Melisa Knirr! The High School Forestry Team placed 2nd in the 2017 Tennessee state competition. Team members from left to right, David Hindman, Rebecca Pyburn, Jonathan Pyburn, and Mack Hindman.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Right: Members volunteered to help Neighborhood Preservation INC plant 130 native trees.
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
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.
Next Meeting: 1:00 Thursday April 19, 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden educational segment: Wes Hopper : Chapter Mission & History
2017 UFA CLASS
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2018
Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
Learn Now-what to do about your trees after a natural disaster https://actreesnews.org/alliance-for-community-trees-news/tips-managing-damaged-trees-natural-disasters/
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
ClickABOUT in the menu bar to learn more
about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
Family Plot producer Peter Richards receives the 2017 TUFC Media award from Joellen Dimond.
Jim Volgas points out the the included bark on co-dominant branches, Included bark signals
weak attachment that is prone to separate.
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
JOIN the FUN -- Become a Team Leader for Plant the Parkways
nex 2 plantings:
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above