Below: October Under the Oaks Tour Led by Linnea & Bo
2019 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.
With Neighborhood Preservation INC on Decatur St.
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
HowMuch 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.
At the Spanish Am War Park we removed privet and discovered another cunning invasive ---
The Princess Tree -- See the Invasive Alert
Volunteers plant trees at Elmwood to increase the tree species at Carlisle S. Paige Arboretum.
Regular 2019 meeting: Visitors Welcome
Thursday February 21 --12 noon MBG - Memphis Botanic Garden Brown Bag 12 noon -The Original Natchez Trace Trail, Then and Now. Join Scott Woods, Certified Arborist and owner of Timberline Tree and Lawn Care Company and current President of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Chapter meeting at 1:00.
The Brown Bag Education session is free to Chapter members & MBG members.
or $8.00 for seniors and $10.00 for adults
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
President Paul Buchignani presents the Past President's gift to Beth Rowlett ( below)
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Paul awards class of 2017 members their UFA certification
Germany’’s flying insect population has dropped 76% from 1989-2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/10/18/this-is-very-alarming-flying-insects-vanish-from-nature-preserves/
INTERESTING TREE FACTS
Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018 Zoo Harvest Fest .
Don’t be fooled by the attractive purple flowers and the large heart shaped leaves. This fast growing thug steals water, nutrients & sunlight from native trees which support our balanced ecosystem. The Princess Tree
Fight for Our Pollinators-- Remove Privet --- see link on "Removing Invasive Plants Make a Difference." http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/2019/02/removing-invasive-plants-makes.html
---- pull out sprouts. cut the tree down to the soil line, girdle large trees-- with an axe :cut a 6” deep circle around the trunk base
Volunteers helped remove privet and mulch trees for the 9-11 Day of Service at the Spanish American War Park sponsored by Cooper Young
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
INVASIVE ALERT: THE PRINCESS TREE
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Re-register every January --$upport our chapter: Get your Kroger card & sign up for the 2017 Kroger Community Awards Program (must re-enroll each year
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
Volunteers Plant Trees and Promote Healthy Urban Forest for the Martin Luther King Day of Service
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
How Much of a tree is Alive?
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
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.
The DIXON TREE TEAM works on Tree RISK ASSESMENT
E. Reaves organized a Tree Giveaway for Glenview Neighborhood. Trees were donated from the Wolf River Conservancy & the Memphis Tree Board and planted by volunteers from our chapter .
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
2018 Volunteer Appreciation Certificates were presented at the October & December Meetings
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.