Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ? Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits & learn more about our state tree.
Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees Click the link below for more information on CMBS
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Compare & Contrast this valuable native hollly with the invasive privet.
Top --native Youpon Holly
Young Youpon may be mistakenly removed.
In February, volunteers packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.
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. Click on the link above for more information on the EAB.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. - see information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Volunteer Opportunities March & April 1, 2017- contact email@example.com to volunteer
Become a 2017 West TN Chapter member
Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.
Link to TUFC website
Volunteers demonstrated & aided volunteers in proper planting at the annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree planting at Shelby Farms on February 25, 2017.
The Beech Tree holds its leaves during winter
Privet is a severe threat to healthy forests
Wolf River Conservancy's Lovitt Woods before & after Privet Removal
From Ryan Hall
At the meeting See Joellen Dimond to buy Trees of TN for $25.00 .
Joellen Dimond receives the 2016 TUFC Award of Excellence for government employee.
Memphis Fire Chief Gina Sweat, UFA Member Kim Hayluk, & Becky Frost stencil tree species leaves on Cooper Young sidewalks in preparation for certification of the Cooper Young Arboretum
"Results from a five-year study published in 2014 by U.S. Forest Service researchers showed that not only can a thorough removal of privet last at least five years without a follow-up, but also that native plant and animal communities steadily return to areas cleared of the invasive shrub."
Pay $30.00 --TUFC state dues - links
Below: Memphis City Councilman Frank Colvett reads Mayor Strickland's Arbor Day Proclamation at the TENNESSEE ARBOR DAY CEREMONY, held at Lichterman Nature Center March 3, 2017 .
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.
WTC-TUFC Past President Eric Bridges receives his certificate of appreciation from Parks & Neighborhoods Director Maria Munoz -Blanco for his contributions to the City of Memphis Tree Board 2012-2015.
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
JIm & Paul @
Ames Plantation Heritage Festival
Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00 THURSDAY April 20, 2017Memphis Botanic Garden
Winter ID Workshop Memphis Botanic Garden 3.22.17 instructors: Eric Bridges, Joellen Dimond, Wes Hopper, & Shawn Posey
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Trees Have Social Networks Recommended reading: Peter Wohlleben 's The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World,” … trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network .......
$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