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Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Team

Pictured (l to r): Deb Foehring, Linnea West, Jan Castillo, Sean Pflaumer, Laurie Williams, and Polly Baxter  
As members of Laurie Williams’s volunteer Tree Team at the Garden, we have the great green fortune to walk these 96 beautiful acres monitoring tree health. We document the growing arboretum collection, prune alongside staff, engrave and mount botanical signs, maintain the Conifer Reference Garden that the team established in 2014, and educate visitors through Urban Forestry classes, garden tours, and Under the Oaks newsletter. In our role as a Center of Excellence Arboretum, we advise, and help ready, for certification new arboreta in the Memphis area. In 2016, the Tree Team recorded GPS tracking points for 200 tree species for a new MBG digital map in progress. Visitors to the Garden will be able to pinpoint individual trees and pull up growth characteristics and cultural needs for each one.   You can find the Tree Team out in the Garden in all weather with clipboards, pruning tools, and tree labels. Please come say hello – There is nothing we like talking about more than trees!
By Linnea West
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at 6:00 AM


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