The Seedling Sale is Underway!

SeedlingsIt sure doesn’t seem like it now, but the snow will melt, the already longer days will be warmer ones, and it will soon be time to plan for spring tree plantings and Arbor Day celebrations. Now’s the time to make sure you have seedlings for those events. New varieties this year give you more choice than ever, but some will sell out fast. For best selection, submit your order early, and for sure before the order deadline of April 15.  The 2015 Seedling Order Form is now available as a fillable document: you can save it to your desktop, type in your order information, save it again, and then email or snail mail it to the Seedling Coordinator Dave Hawkins. Just ordering seedlings now will make you feel like spring is coming! Learn more about the seedling program

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Bob Childs: a good man has left us, way too soon

We are deeply saddened to report that Bob Childs passed away on January 30. Enthusiastic entomologist, gifted teacher and educator at UMass Stockbridge and at many events through UMass Extension, Bob shared his love of bugs and people in all he did. Always upbeat and positive, Bob’s impact upon generations of entomology students and industry professionals was impressive and beyond measure.

 

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Annual Conference: January 13-14

We’re on our way to the conference! Although pre-registration has ended, you can still register online. It’s also possible to register onsite at the conference desk at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center.  No matter how you register, be sure to check in and get a name tag. This year’s program lineup showcases a great group of speakers and offers plenty of continuing education credits for ISA, MCA, MCLP, CTSP, and state pesticide and forester licenses. Hope to see you in Sturbridge.

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Arbor Summer Program for High School Students

The Arbor Education Program at UMass and Stockbridge School will hold its second annual one-week intensive summer course for pre-college students who want to learn about the science and business of arboriculture and the basic skills required. Arborists are in great demand and there are multiple career opportunities for those with training and education in the field.  The course will be held July 13-17, 2015.  For more information, please visit http://www.umass.edu/summer/precollege.html and click on the link for “Urban Forestry”, or contact rharper@eco.umass.edu.

 

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Urban & Community Forestry is at a turning point.

You can influence the next Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan. Share your ideas, comments, and your votes about specific priorities. VOTE NOW. Comments are due Friday, December 19.

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