Red Mulberry Trees Invite
the Mourning Cloak butterfly whose caterpillars depend on Mulberry leaves for larval food
Chapter Volunteers at 2020 Lichterman Birds & Seeds.
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/climate/trees-forests-climate-change.html
February Overton Park Tour with Eric & Richard
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
TN Arbor Day for Memphis 2020
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
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.
These Eight Organizations are Fighting to Save Tree Across the Globe: https://www.marthastewart.com/2224407/organizations-saving-trees
Winter Tree I D with Bo & Linnea at MBG: I D by form, bud, bark
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.
The Ecological Necessity of Preserving The Amazon Forest:
One of the books recommended by Eric Bridges at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class held at Memphis Botanic Garden
One of the books recommended by Deb Foehring at the 9.4.19 Urban Forestry Advisor Class.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
VOLUNTEERS for Trees !
During the Pandemic, Unemployed Workers in Pakistan Have Been Hired to Plant Trees https://www.greenmatters.com/p/pakistan-unemployed-workers-planting-trees
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
Tentaive NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: Thursday June 18, 2020 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: TBA
Photo by Bob Foehring
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/
VA TECH Tree ID
WOLF RIVER CONSERVANCY'S 15th ANNUAL TREE PLANTING 2020 @ SHELBY FARMS
Syracuse plans to turn down city heat by planting 7,000 trees.
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
2020 President Jim Gafford presents volunteer appreciation certificates at the February meeting.
2020 Upcoming 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
Use the link below to record volunteer hours within 7 days.
You may want to download inaturalist, a free i-phone app to i.d. plants & animals. Personally, I skipped the log in, did not allow access to my photos or location. I swiped until I saw the camera icon on the bottom menu bar. Use the camera icon to take a photo , then click on "what do you see- view suggestions." You may need to research suggestions to get the accurate I D . Decide on your own if you want to use it. It's educational & entertaining.
Explore your options at:
Evaluate this extensive field guide from the Missouri Department of Conservation:
Click on this this link to sign up for Under the Oaks Newsletters from MBG Arboretum: TUFC Center for Excellence -- recent articles written by Linnea West
For more tree news - See
West TN Chapter TN Urban Forestry Facebook
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council website
Postponed -- date TBA education: Wednesdays April 8 & April 22- 10:00 -noon Germantown Name that Tree -- Wes Hopper leads a tour of Oaklawn Gardens 7831 Poplar Pike
Postponed -- date TBA-education: Germantown Saturday April 11 Nature Hike w Wes Hopper RIVERWOODS meet at Kimbrough Entrance -
Postponed -- date TBA Saturday April 18: Volunteer to work with with Gernantown Ranger Lindsay with students for Art In Nature---- journaling in the outdoor classroom -- Contact Linsey Dolan
Canceled - Wednesday April 22: U of M Earth Day -education booth details TBA
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
Can genetic engineering bring back the American Chestnut? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/magazine/american-chestnut.html
Steps You Can Take to "Rewild America"
The nation’s backyards are more than ripe for a makeover.
from From: Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 7, 2020 at 5:01:38 AM CDT
Here are some of Tallamy's suggestions, with a few added details for the Tennessee Valley, to help rejuvenators hit the ground running.
1. Shrink your lawn. Tallamy recommends halving the area devoted to lawns in the continental United States—reducing water, pesticide and fertilizer use. Replace grass with plants that sustain more animal life, he says: “Every little bit of habitat helps.”
2. Remove invasive plants. Introduced plants sustain less animal diversity than natives do. Worse, some exotics crowd out indigenous flora. Notable offenders: Japanese honeysuckle, Oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose, privet, english ivy, and kudzu. Herbicides may be necessary as a last resort.
3. Create no-mow zones. Many native caterpillars drop from a tree’s canopy to the ground to complete their life cycle. Put a native ground cover such as Virginia creeper (not English ivy, since it is invasive) or leave the leaves around the base of a tree to accommodate the insects. Birds will benefit, as well as moths and butterflies.
4. Equip outdoor lights with motion sensors. White lights blazing all night can disturb animal and insect behavior. LED devices use less energy, and yellow light attracts fewer flying insects.
5. Plant keystone species. Among native plants, some contribute more to the food web than others. Native oak, cherry, cottonwood, maple and hickory are several of the best tree choices. Goldenrod, Joe-pye weed, asters, sunflowers, evening primrose and violets are among the plants that support beleaguered native bees and other pollinators.
6. Fight mosquitoes with bacteria. Inexpensive packets containing Bacillus thuringiensis can be placed in drains and other wet sites where mosquitoes hatch. Unlike pesticide sprays, the bacteria inhibit mosquitoes but not other insectsType your paragraph here.
Volunteers planted 14 trees in four yards and the Glenview Arboretum 1.18.20. Trees were donated by R. Beckwith, the Wolf River Conservancy, & The Memphis Tree Board.
OVERTON PARK's 'OLD FOREST Recognized as "Ancient Forests that have Defied Urbanization https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-ancient-forests-that-have-defied-urbanization
Use Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Ed. 6 for establishing an arboretum
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
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Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Kentucky Coffee Tree Bloom
Doug Tallamy's New Book: Natures Best Hope
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
The Red Mulberry Tree Feeds Migratory & Local Bird Species