Next Meeting: 1:00   THURSDAY December 14   2017  @ the MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN

elect 2018 Board Members




Do you enjoy SHINRIN-YOKi ?  Read Linnea W.'s MBG article on Tree Benefits  & learn more about our state tree.

The White Ash Tree like the one above  is threatened. -L.  compound leaf  - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.

American Hornbeam


Richard Beckwith leads a walk to locate  trees well suited to the Memphis area.


              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged 

The Baldcypress is well adapted  for the Memphis area,

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.

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

Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES

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

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.

Water Tupelo 

Eric Bridges instructs UFA class on tree inventory methods

Red Sunset Maple

The Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle is  the natural predator of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.

$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

  OPPORTUNITIES to Earn Volunteer Hours

  • September 23 & 24, 2017: Saturday & Sunday---- Memphis Zoo  Harvest Fest rubs -Booker Leigh: Agricenter  Suite. B
  • October 14: Saturday    Ames Plantation's Heritage Festival : Grand Junction, TN              
  • Fall Break Forestry Camp at the Agricenter Oct. 9-13   9:00-12:15
  • OCTOBER 22 Lakeland Halloween Festival Sunday,  1pm-4pm -   educational booth             International Harvester Managerial Park  
  • November 11: 1 p.m  Urban Earth Garden Center :  Wes Hopper        Trees for Memphis
  • November 18 -- 1 p.m. Urban Earth Garden Center   Attorney Wesley  Riddle   Trees & the Law
  • contact Jan Castillo to volunteer
  • 12.1.17 Tree Survey for Plant the Parkways   1-3 p.m.
  • Tree Surveys throughout December --contact Jan Castillo
  • 12.9.17  Saturday Tree Planting -- 120 trees in the Medical District for Memphis Preservation- starts @ 8:30 

  • send volunteer hours to Judi Shellabarger        Remember, you can count meetings & lecture  attendance  for volunteer hours.

Shawn Posey  shows the UFA class how to measure a tree's diameter with a Biltmore Stick.

Jep & Wes discuss maple tree problems  & possible treatments 

Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC  for 2018

  • Pay $10.00  Treasurer Wes Hopper  for local dues
  • TUFC $30.00

Jim Volgas points out the the  included bark on co-dominant branches, Included bark signals

weak attachment that is prone to separate.

Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

TUFC Board Member Joellen Dimond presents the 2017 TUFC  Forestry Award for Citizen Activist to UFA Member Eartha Reaves.


The UFA 2017 Class  raised money for the Shelby County 4-H at a silent auction.