NYS DEC Releases Oak Wilt Video and Poster

The New York State Department of Conservation has released educational materials about how to prevent oak trees from the coming scourge of oak wilt, most urgently by pruning oaks only when dormant. The link to the two-minute video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpm6-XEKubs.  The two-sided poster can be downloaded here.

 

 

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Register Now for the Western Mass. Spring Meeting

Registration is now available for the spring quarterly meeting of the Western Mass. subgroup of MTWFA.  Register online or download and print the registration brochure, then mail or fax the completed form with your payment. Hope to see you in Northampton!

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2017 Seedling Order Form Now Available

Seedlings offered for sale include both evergreen and deciduous trees and occasionally, large shrubs. Species and prices vary from year to year based on nursery availability. Minimum order is 100 seedlings. Seedling proceeds support annual scholarships for college arboriculture students. Download the fillable order form or  read more information.

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Countdown to conference!

Just a few more days before the 104th conference….
Registration is available online.
You can also register using the conference brochure – just download, print, and use that old standby, the pen.
Or you can use the fillable registration form – just download the form, fill it on your computer, save it to your computer, and then submit however you like.
We do recommend using the online link for secure credit card payments.

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Gordon King 1918-2016

Gordon King Gordon S. King of Livingston, New York, formerly of Leverett, Massachusetts, died on Monday October 17, 2016. He was 98 years old. Professor King was a longtime professor of arboriculture at the University of Massachusetts. Gordon (a.k.a. “Prof King”) was an energetic individual who worked with numerous organizations to promote the professional development of the arboriculture industry including The Massachusetts Arborists Association, The International Society of Arboriculture (President 1980) and the Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association. In his spare time Professor King ran a “pick your own” blueberry farm and Christmas Tree Farm on 35 acres of land that he owned in Leverett which he eventually donated to the Town.

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