Chainsaw Safety: registration closed

Thank you to all who registered for the Chain Saw Safety workshop with Dan Tilton.  The class filled up quickly and registration is now closed.  Please note: All who are successfully registered have received an email or phone confirmation. Contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support of safety training – there is clearly a need!

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Emerald ash borer discovered at Arnold Arboretum

BOSTON –Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) today announced that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum  on July 16, 2014, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18. Suffolk County is the third county in the Commonwealth to have a confirmed detection of EAB. Read the entire press release. The Arnold Arboretum has also posted an article about the detection at the arboretum.

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Registration for Bucket Truck Safe Operations is now closed

The first workshop to be held “in the west” (Amherst) in a long time has filled up quickly.  Thank you to all for your interest – it should be a great program!

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Bucket Truck Workshop with Mark Chisholm

The registration brochure is now available for this July 22nd workshop at the middle school in Amherst. Sponsored by Stihl Equipment in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts. Find more details in the brochure or in Upcoming Events. Don’t delay – this class limited to 35 people.

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UMass Amherst Summer College: Maintaining Trees in the Urban Forest

UMass Summer College is a pre-college experience for high school sophomores and juniors who come to UMass for 2 weeks in July to learn about different majors. For the first time, Brian Kane, Dennis Ryan and Rick Harper will be offering a 2-week intensive course in arboriculture and urban forestry that will balance academic study of the science and business of arboriculture with an introduction to the basic skills required to work in the field. This should be a great recruiting tool to attract more young people to the field of arboriculture and urban forestry.  Help spread the word!

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