Use Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Ed. 6 for establishing an arboretum
Which U. S. Cities have the most Tree Canopy ? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/05/green-streets-which-city-has-the-most-trees
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
The Dixon Tree Team tagged their last tree in November. Over 1000 trees were surveyed.
Syracuse plans to turn down city heat by planting 7,000 trees.
Claire Barnett and Steve Brown Receive their UFA Certification from President Judi Shellabarger at the 12.12.19 meeting.
Bill Bullock and Sarah Hadskey were also certified -- ( will get future photo)
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
Chapter Volunteers at 2020 Lichterman Birds & Seeds.
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
Doug Tallamy's New Book: Natures Best Hope
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
VOLUNTEERS for Trees !
Trees Reduce Stormwater Runoff : Mature trees provide significant stormwater quantity and rate control benefits.
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.
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.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday February 20 , 2020 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: Wes Hopper on WTC-TUFC History
Congratulations Germantown: Tree City of the World
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
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
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
Time to Dig Up Your Nandina(Sacred Bamboo) : Cut down & dig up when the ground it wet.
Nandina is invading our Forests and Fence Lines; Nandina can Poison Dogs, LiveStock and Birds : It Crowds Out Native Plant Populations
Yes, your grandmother and mother loved nandina (sacred bamboo) and even used it for holiday decorations. But, now we know it has escaped cultivation; endangering native tree and shrub species and according to Mississippi State research, “Cyanide poisoning has been reported in livestock and dogs feeding on sacred bamboo.” ……………………….. In winter when food is often scarce, Cedar Waxwings will eat bright nandina berries. Tifton Veterinary lab found that the sudden death of GA cedar waxwings was, “Consistent with lesions associated with cynide toxity. N. domestica berries may contain large quantities of cyanogenic compounds."
Nandina domestica : introduced in 1804 –native to Eastern Asia – escaped cultivation from VA to Florida, & TX ( 1st reported on 1964)
Native substitutes for Nandina domestica from the TN Invasive Plant Council
Coastal Leucothoe (Leucothoe axillaris) evergreen with colorful foliage --clusters of showy white flowers in spring
Florida Hobblebush (Agarista populifolia) evergreen with colorful foliage --clusters of showy white fragile flowers in spring. Cultivar 'Leprechaun' has a compact growth habit.- Attracts bees and butterflies
Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) forms a low mound of compound foliage - sprays of small maroon flowers in early spring--- great fall color -
Golden and Shrubby St. John's-wort (Hypericum frondosum and H. prolificum) - showy early spring yellow flowers & exfoliating bark - tough and adaptable to a variety of sites Attracts bees and birds.
I’m digging up my last 3 nandinas & will replace them with Savannah Holly. JC
sources: Read for more detail.
UFA 2019 Class
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
Judi Shellabarger Receives TUFC"s President's Award
Photo: James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
What's your opinion on " Lets Fill Our Cities with Taller Wooden Buildings" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/opinion/wood-buildings-architecture-cities.html
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.
Grab your Kroger card & support our Chapter---Enroll inKroger Community Rewards
When the link above opens click on the link for “I’m a Customer.”
if you don’t already have a digital account, (Kroger Card) you have to enroll before going any further
Organization Name: WTUFC Organization Number:UX807
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
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/
These Eight Organizations are Fighting to Save Tree Across the Globe: https://www.marthastewart.com/2224407/organizations-saving-trees
Recent Tree News
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.
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.
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
Judith Rutshman won the media award for her WYPL TV and FM Nature of Conservation Series. Listen to one of her shows now http://www.memphislibrary.org/wypl/programs-tv/nature-of-conservation-wypl/
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
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
(Ilex verticillata) WINTERBERRY is a favorite of Cedar Waxwings
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.
Wednesdays Feb 19 &/or 27 th MBG Winter Native Tree ID Walks 1:00 - 3:00 pm Join Arborist Bo Kelley and Tree Team Volunteer Linnea West to identify native trees by examining buds, bark & form in MBG's Woodland Trails. Register for one or both class----walks limited to the first 15 registrants. 901-636-4128 to register. Free with garden admission.
Saturday, February 22, WRC 15th ANNUAL TREE PLANTING | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm –volunteers for the field and to help volunteers plant saplings in containers
Shelby Farms Park (Gate 11 (Dog park) , off Raleigh Lagrange Road)
First week of March-- Tree Packaging for Arbor Day -
Wed. March 4 Memphis Botanic Garden ( depending on tree delivery) Help Redbud, dogwood, buttonbush, Shumard Oak, & Tulip Poplar saplings have a good start by keeping their roots damp & labeling with site requirements &planting instructions.
Friday March 6 12 noon City of Memphis TN Arbor Day Overton Park East Parkway Pavilion--389 East Parkway --- Free Redbud, Dogwood, & Buttonbush Saplings
Saturday March 7, 2020 11:00-1:00 educational booth VECA Arbor Day Celebration at Kirby Station
March 27. Friday: Master Gardeners Spring Fling 9a.m. - 5p.m ---educational booth
Saturday March 28, 2020 Master Gardeners Spring Fling 9a.m. - 5p.m-- educational booth
April 4, 2020 Saturday Tipton County Garden Show at Brighton High School in Brighton, TN.- educational booth
Eartha Reaves, surrounded by family, and W. Tn Urban Forester Ryan Morris accepts the 2019 Arboretum Award from TUFC President Neil Letson
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
INVASIVE ALERT: Nandina , Heavenly Bamboo