Tree Knowledge

Springtime is a good time to plant trees!Thinking of planting a tree in your yard this spring? Now is the time to do it! Ladd Roberts of Mid-South Tree Farm says trees in our area should be planted no later than mid-April to get ahead of Memphis' dreaded summer heat, which can be especially hard on newly planted trees.Wondering what kind of tree to plant? You can start by checking out the species in the Avon Woods Arboretum

Sharing our love for trees this Valentine's DayWe are blessed to have some wonderfully talented neighbors, as well as a bounty of beautiful trees -- especially beautiful covered in ice at the moment. May all our Avon Woods neighbors be surrounded by love, warmth and nature's beauty this Valentine's Day.[supsystic-gallery id=1]Top of page: A special Valentine's Day treat from Bill and Jennifer Stanek, performing "White Pines", a song that Bill, an accomplished singer/songwriter wrote.Keep sending your Valentine's messages

Valentines are no longer just for people!(The Lorax would wholeheartedly agree.)This Valentine's Day, the Avon Woods Arboretum invites you to show your love for trees by sharing a "Happy Valentine" to your favorite tree or to the Avon Woods canopy of trees.Take a photo of:A tree,A group of trees, orYou or you and friends/family with a tree.Or, draw a picture of:A tree or trees, orYou or you and friends/family with a tree.Or, write a poem:About a tree(s),To a

3 minutes that will make you appreciate trees and the life lessons we can learn from themDid you know a tree gets stronger as it sways in the wind? We all know that trees are alive, but we don’t often think about how they change as the grow, or how they create environments for other living things. Arborist Wes Hopper, Natural Resources Manager for the City of Germantown, shares his enthusiasm for trees and woodlands, and tells us some life

Welcome to the Avon Woods Arboretum, a public arboretum recognizing specimen trees in the Avon Woods Neighborhood of East Memphis, Tennessee. Voluntarily led by resident Judith (Judy) Rutschman and aided by neighbors, we have identified all of the trees in all of the front yards in our Avon Woods.In fall of 2018 with the help of West Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, we began the work of identifying trees in our neighborhood. Then in winter of 2019, Judi Shellabarger with

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