Glenview Community Day Camp : Forestry Lessons
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 19
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 26
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 17
Debbie Griste Evans & Janet Wehner have developed hands on lessons to engage students in fun learning activities. "Glenview campers (120 of them) will be divided into 6 groups and will rotate through 6 centers. Each session will last 20 minutes"
Many of these lessons are based on the Project Learning Tree Manual. Contact Debbie Griste Evans to teach youth about the importance of trees.
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
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
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday August 15, 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
Recent Tree News
INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
The chinquapin was supposed to have been wiped out by blight. Now one determined Missouri naturalist is hand-pollinating trees in secret groves to bring it back. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/06/saving-chestnut-trees-ozarks/
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
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
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
Tree Education @ U. of M. Earth Day
Memorial Park Tree Tour with Linnea & Bo
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
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.
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
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
April Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo -- (left )
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Call Of The Forest –– The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees" The Healing Power of Trees https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/07/13/call-of-the-forest-documentary.aspx
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
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
In late May at Memorial Park , larvae of the Twice Stabbed Lady Beetle, the natural predator to Crape Myrtle Bark Scale,(CMBS) , was busy destroying the scale. Below the moving larvae is the adult Twice Stabbed lady Beetle.
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith ( right)
above: Arboretum Tree Mulching at Glenview Park in May,
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
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/
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
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.
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
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.
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
ATTENTION ARBORISTS-- GET POINTS @ the
2019 West Tennessee Commercial Horticulture Expo
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2 & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis
To register contact Booker T. Leigh. firstname.lastname@example.org 901-752-1207
Cooper Young April Arborertum Walk
with Judi & Wes (below)
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/