We were hoping we would get this in before the rain, but it may start raining around 4am. We were planning a small tree, pruning activity for a new housing developement in uptown this Saturday from 10-1pm, with lunch provided afterwards. Mark Follis of our local Chapter of TUFC has helped initiate this project with Clean Memphis. Clean Memphis has been a friend of ours over the last year partnering with us for some tree planting projects with TDOT. If you are interested and would like to volunteer, let me know and we'll keep updating the event on this site. If and when the event is called off WTUFC members, UTMUF members and Grove members will be notified by email. Hope to hear from you soon.
I wish I weren't working tomorrow. This sounds like one I could have actually participated in. If it gets rained out, I'll try to help with the rescheduled session. Laurie
I got a pretty good feeling this will be rained out. Waiting to hear final word from Mark in the morning for the reschedule date. Will be fun and rewarding, I love pruning crepes and small trees.
Nick, email me when it gets rescheduled. Jim V.
Rained out, will update on new date.
1 Do they perpetuate the symptoms through other trees?
2. Were there any pitch tubes?
I am noticing Southern Pine Beetle kill down here. The trees just didn't have the moisture to produce enough pitch to flush out the bugs. SPB will follow stressed trees and will take them out one by one. I wouldn't suggest watering them during the wet months as they could develop fungal infections. Check out SPB online, you"ll find some good images on forestry images.com. Tennessee had a horrible outbreak back in 01-03 that just leveled a lot of the pine plantations throughout middle and east TN. EWP is a little out of it's range over here and doesn't tend to do or last very long.
Karen davenport said:
I don't know about Memphis, but it was raining here when I got up and I don't know if it has stopped for even an hour! Do you have a rain date for the tree planting and pruning project? My Saturdays are somewhat spoken for between now and Christmas, but I may be able to break away.
I also want to thank you again. I appreciate what you did - more than you know.
Also, a question. White pines. I know they dont do well here. But I have two clienst that have several planted. For no apparent reason, they get a yellowish tinge and from that point on it's downhill. These trees went thru the drought and are just now begining the death march. The larger pines got no additional water during the drought but the smaller ones did. Comments?