For the past several years, the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association has been advocating for changes to Chapter 87: Shade Trees in order to modernize the law and align it with current tree knowledge and practice. The proposed revisions are currently working their way through the legislative process as Bill H.1842. NOW is the critical time – our legislators need to hear from you in the profession that YOU feel this is an important update. Please support these revisions by sending a letter or email to our legislators. Learn how
Coming to Sturbridge on April 1, 2014, a repeat of last fall’s popular workshop, Establishing Trees in Urban Environments: A Hands-On Approach. The registration brochure with description and registration form is now available. The small size of this class (limited to 24 people) ensures individual learning. See more of what to expect in last fall’s photo album. Don’t miss out – register early!
Thank you to photographer Paul Sellers! Check out the photo album.
The 101st is now a memory, and we are pleased to report that attendance exceeded 2013, itself a record-breaker when we celebrated our centennial.
Thank you to all who supported and attended the conference and helped make this year another huge success!
Congratulations to our 2014 award recipients:
Dr. George E. Stone Award – Eric Seaborn, National Grid (formerly Mass. DCR)
Tree Warden of the Year – John Lavin, Town of North Andover
President’s Award – Melissa LeVangie, USDA APHIS
Great speakers, visiting time with exhibitors, lots of networking, a myriad of raffle prizes, afternoon social time – it’s what annual conference is all about! Continuing education credits available this year include ISA, MCA, MCLP, CTSP, Massachusetts Licensed Forester and pesticide. Check out the conference page for registration information and to see a list of exhibitors. If you’re not signed up, there’s still time! Register now to take advantage of the best rates: pre-registration ends January 11.