Time to start planning – the registration brochure for the January conference is now available!
Coming in December: online registration (credit card only).
A commemorative American elm, Ulmus americana, was planted in 1942 in honor of George E. Stone, UMass professor and founder of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association. The location is noted as the southwest corner of the Shade Tree Lab on the UMass Amherst campus.
The Society of Municipal Arborists presents this unique leadership and professional development opportunity. The next annual Municipal Forestry Institute will be held February 23-28, 2014 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center of the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska. Past MFI classes have included over 850 City Foresters and City Arborists, Urban Foresters, Municipal Arborists, Planners, Tree Wardens, State Urban Forestry Staffs and Municipal Tree Advocates. The registration deadline is December 1st.
Have you seen moths flying around during late fall or early winter, or have you seen moths gathered at your porch light? You could be seeing an invasive species known as winter moth. Fill out this short survey to help the Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project gather information about the distribution of winter moths across Massachusetts. The results will be passed on to UMass Extension, where a research lab is working on a biological control that attacks winter moths.
The Tree Warden of the Year Award was created in 2000 to recognize individual tree wardens who exhibit notable leadership, dedication, and commitment to the profession. If you know of a tree warden who meets the specified criteria and deserves recognition, we encourage you to fill out the 2014 nomination form and tell us what makes that tree warden special. Nominations must be received by December 1, 2013.