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.

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

Enter organization’s number 95352,  or   WTUFC


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.


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.   


website updated



J. Castillo

Next Meeting:   1:00 Thursday April 19, 2018  

   Memphis Botanic Garden      educational segment: Wes Hopper : Chapter Mission  & History


 Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC  for 2018

  • Pay on link below-- $50.00 to TUFC: $10.00 returned for chapter dues:
  • https://www.tufc.com/donate/#members
  • If you have paid  $10.00  to  treasurer Wes Hopper  for local dues--- mail a  $40.00 check for TUFC dues  to
  • TUFC  P.O Box 58443 Nashville, TN 37205

 Look for signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees  Click the link below for more information on CMBS

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.

              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council


JOIN  the FUN -- Become a Team Leader for Plant the Parkways

nex 2 plantings: 

  • 4.14.18 Saturday    East Parkway Planting 1     8:30-12                                        Segments  6- N. Parkways to Eastwood    7- Eastwood to Madison
  • 4.28.18 Saturday    East Parkway Planting 2         8:30-12                                Segments     8- Madison to Central9- Central to Walker

L.Green Ash Fruit

R. White Ash Fruit