Tiger swallowtail larva on Sweetbay Magnolia
Annual Meeting: 1:00 Thursday December 13 , 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden educational segment: Kyle McLane
Assistant Director of Horticulture
Memphis Botanic Garden: MGB Conifers
Volunteers helped remove privet and mulch trees for the 9-11 Day of Service at the Spanish American War Park sponsored by Cooper Young
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
Spring Azure photo: New Hampshire Insects & wildlife
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Paul awards class of 2017 members their UFA certification
Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018 Zoo Harvest Fest .
2018 Volunteer Appreciation Certificates were presented at the October Meeting
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
How Much of tree is Alive?
Interesting Tree Facts
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Below: October Under the Oaks Tour Led by Linnea & Bo
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.
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
President Paul Buchignani presents the Past President's gift to Beth Rowlett ( below)
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2018
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
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/
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Included bark (above) weakens tree structure.
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
Plant a Redbud in December to late February. It's early spring blooms provide nectar for the:
Eastern pine elfin
Spring azure - in photo
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
2018 UFA Class
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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.
How Much Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
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.