At the June meeting, Neil Stringer and Kathy James, UFA 2017. received their Urban Forestry Advisor certificates from President Paul B. and Membership Chair, Judi S.
How to go birding by tree
Q. Will planting flowers and bulbs in a tree pit seriously harm a city street tree?
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Family Plot producer Peter Richards receives the 2017 TUFC Media award from Joellen Dimond.
How Much of tree is Alive?
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
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
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
above: Honeybees harvest pollen from stamens of a Southern Magnolia bloom
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
A. Probably not, at least after the tree's first few years. By then, the tree should be getting its water not just from the small area of soil within the sidewalk cut but also from its spreading root system...
left: TUFC Board Member Joellen Dimond presents the 2017 TUFC Forestry Award for Citizen Activist to UFA Member Eartha Reaves.
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
From the NY Times Companions for City Trees advice from the New York and Brooklyn Botanic Garden
UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
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/
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Jim Volgas points out the the included bark on co-dominant branches, Included bark signals
weak attachment that is prone to separate.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Polllinators Depend on Native Trees for Survival
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Spring Azure photo: New Hampshire Insects & wildlife
Volunteer for Trees: 2018
Urban Forestry Advisor classes start September 5 at Memphis Botanic Garden. -The class is full.
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
How Much Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Plant a Redbud in December to late February. It's early spring blooms provide nectar for the
Eastern pine elfin
Spring azure - in photo
Find out, from the Audubon Society, on which trees you are likely to find Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Next Meeting: 1:00 Thursday October 18 , 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden educational segment: TBA
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2018
"the 2018 Native Plant Conference is designed to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape,.. Both professionals and laypersons will gain valuable knowledge from the informative and diverse lectures and field trips. Attend the OCT. 25-28 NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE - GO WILD: Memphis Horticultural Society -- register below
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..
August at Urban Earth Nursery 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
August 18 Saturday Bees-Cool pollinators at 1:00 pm
August 25 Saturday Composting-For the love of Earth 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
Avoid ivy, which drinks a lot of water, climbs and strangles the tree, and shelters rodents.
The top inch of soil around the smaller plants should be gently loosened, but deep cultivation should be avoided, so that the tree roots are not harmed. Most important, the soil level should not be raised to pamper the undergrowth.
When too much soil is piled up, the air and oxygen are pressed out, starving the tree roots. Moist soil can also make the bark rot, leaving it vulnerable to diseases and pests.
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.