UFA members helped the SHELBY & Hardeman COUNTY 4-H -- identify trees for the Orion Hill Arboretum in Arlington, TN
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/
How Much of a tree is Alive?
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
How do I know if I have an ash tree?
The Bradford Pear is most conspicuous when it blooms in late winter or early spring----- You can view its white blooms in mid to late March across fields and highways nearby ---- take a drive on highway 72 to gauge its unbelievable spread
HowMuch Oxygen Do Tree Produce?
Landscaper's Dream Tree Becomes Thorny Forest Nightmare
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
Early ( above ) and late stage pupa of the beneficial twice stabbed lady beetle
April Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo
Weida Ringley Shines as Volunteer: Read more https://www.tn4hfoundation.org/news-articles/weida-ringly-shines-as-a-volunteer/
Packaging Native Bare Root Trees Increases their Survival Rate
Packaging TN Arbor Day Trees: Memphis Botanic Garden
Volunteers have been busy this WINTER & SPRING
Overton Park Tree Tour with Eric Bridges & Richard Beckwith
Learn more about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf
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about the chapter, TN Arboretum establishment, how to become a Tree Sanctuary,, Historical & Landmark Trees , chapter bylaws & etc.
The White Ash Tree like the one above is threatened. -L. compound leaf - information below on the Emerald Ash Borer.
Conifer Tours with Linnea & Bo --- Sign up for the next one
Look for early signs of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale on area trees
Support our dwindling population of pollinators & other Insects---LEAVE THE LEAVES https://xerces.org/2017/10/06/leave-the-leaves/
2019 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
for volunteer hours.
Wed. April 17 10-2:00 U of M Earth Day
TREE TOURS for hours
INVASIVE ALERT: THE Bradford Pear
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.
President Judi Shellabarger presents the past president's gift to Paul Buchignani :2.21.19 meeting.
Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:45 April 3rd, 10th, and 17th. Call 901-636-4128 to register for one or all 3 sessions.
Join Bo Kelley and Linnea West --- Learn key ways to identify conifers using foliage, cones, & bark.
Free with garden admission. Register early, class size limited to 15. Each tour will cover a different area of the garden and will require significant walking.
Memphis Tree Board & COOPER-YOUNG ARBORETUM TOUR THURSDAY APRIL 25 --10:00 -meet Judi Shellabarger & Wes Hopper at 871 Cooper---- sidewalk
Tour the Cooper-Young Historic District Arboretum to view at a variety of trees. We will walk about a mile and a half through the neighborhood. Bring your comfortable walking shoes, water, and sunglasses. Class size is limited to 20. The walk is free. Email Judi Shellabarger to sign up.
Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING : Thursday April 18. 2019 1:00 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN
educational speaker: Robert Davis retired senior Forestry Specialist for the WORLD BANK on Forestry & Climate Change
Join WTC:TUFC & TUFC for 2019
Left: Planting trees for Glenview Parks Arboretum
Learn rules for Tree Measuring --click link above
Despite the rain, our booth had many visitors at the 2018 Zoo Harvest Fest .
The DIXON TREE TEAM works on Tree RISK ASSESMENT
Volunteers Help Michigan State Students plant trees in NPI's Carnes Garden --- Re -Foresting Vacant Lots
L.Green Ash Fruit
R. White Ash Fruit
At Memphis City Beautiful giving TN ENV . Council Trees TLC
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.
Left : Volunteer certificates given at the 2.21.19 meeting.
INTERESTING TREE FACTS
click the link to learn more how privet can be successfully challenged
INSECT POPULATION DROPPING at an ALARMING RATE -- How Can You Help?
The twice stabbed lady beetle, the natural predator for Crape Myrtle bark Scale, is in the Memphis area.