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

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

Bark splits are one of the signs of EAB.

Compare & Contrast  this valuable native hollly with the invasive privet.

Top --native Youpon Holly

bottom: Privet

Young  Youpon may be mistakenly removed.

In February, volunteers  packaged & labeled almost 4,000 saplings for the TN Environmental Council.

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.    Click on the link above  for more information on the EAB.

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J. Castillo

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

   Volunteer Opportunities March & April 1, 2017-                 contact to volunteer

  • Friday March 17 MAMG Spring Fling                              shift 1: 10:00-1:30 , shift 2 :1:30-4:30

  • Saturday March 18-MAMG Spring Fling                 shift 1: 10:00-1:30 , shift 2 :1:30-4:30

  • Saturday March 25. Tipton County Garden EXPOBrighton High School   --need vol for shift 1 only        shift 1 : 9:30- 12 noon.   shift 2: 12 -4:00

  • April 1, 2017Shelby Farms Down to EarthFestival lakefront   shift 1: 10:30-1:30, shift 2: 1:30 -4:30

Become a 2017  West TN Chapter member

     Pay $10.00 to treasurer, Wes Hopper.

Link to TUFC  website

Volunteers demonstrated & aided volunteers in proper planting at the annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree planting at Shelby Farms on February 25, 2017.

The Beech Tree holds its leaves during winter 

Privet is a severe threat to healthy forests

Wolf River Conservancy's  Lovitt Woods before & after Privet Removal

From Ryan Hall

At the meeting See Joellen Dimond  to buy Trees of TN  for   $25.00 .

Joellen Dimond receives the  2016 TUFC Award of Excellence  for government employee.

Memphis Fire Chief Gina Sweat, UFA Member Kim Hayluk, &  Becky Frost stencil tree species leaves on Cooper Young sidewalks in preparation for certification of the Cooper Young Arboretum


"Results from a five-year study published in 2014 by U.S. Forest Service researchers showed that not only can a thorough removal of privet last at least five years without a follow-up, but also that native plant and animal communities steadily return to areas cleared of the invasive shrub."

Pay  $30.00 --TUFC state dues  - links

Below:  Memphis City Councilman  Frank Colvett reads Mayor Strickland's Arbor Day Proclamation at the TENNESSEE ARBOR DAY CEREMONY, held at Lichterman Nature Center March 3, 2017 .

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.

WTC-TUFC Past President  Eric Bridges receives  his certificate of appreciation from Parks & Neighborhoods Director Maria Munoz -Blanco for his contributions to the City of Memphis Tree Board 2012-2015.

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

JIm & Paul  @

Ames Plantation Heritage Festival

                                                 Next Chapter Meeting: 1:00  THURSDAY  April 20, 2017Memphis Botanic Garden



                            Winter ID Workshop   Memphis Botanic Garden  3.22.17                              instructors:  Eric Bridges, Joellen Dimond,   Wes Hopper, & Shawn Posey 

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              West Tennessee Chapter: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

Trees Have Social Networks    Recommended reading:  Peter Wohlleben 's The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World,”    … trees in the forest are social beings. They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network .......

$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