Registration for EHAP 2014 is now closed

This popular annual workshop is already filled. To be placed on the waiting list, please call 781-894-4759 or send an email to info@masstreewardens.org. If demand is sufficient, we will attempt to schedule a second class.

Coming soon: seedling order deadline

The weather is (finally!) getting warmer, and thoughts are turning to tree planting and Arbor Day celebrations. It’s time to make sure you have seedlings for those events – the ordering deadline is April 16.  Don’t delay – fill out the seedling order brochure now.

Tree Warden Exchange

Announcing Round Two! Apply now to participate in an exchange program with a fellow municipal tree warden in Massachusetts. Learn more about the program.

Massachusetts Announces Essex County Quarantine

On March 26 the Patrick administration announced a quarantine of Essex County to attempt to halt the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB). The quarantine will take effect on Tuesday, April 1. The quarantine order means that certain products will be regulated from moving outside the contained area, including all hardwood firewood (any piece of wood smaller than 48”), all ash nursery stock and any ash lumber that has not been treated. Proper wood treatments include the removal of bark and half an inch of wood, dry kiln sterilization, fumigation and heat treatments. Read the press release here or find a link to it at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/.

The Time is Now: Chapter 87 Needs Your Help

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