Author Archives: Karen Doherty

Thomas F. Houston 1944-2017

We are saddened to report the passing of Tom Houston on April 24 following a brief illness. There will be a memorial service  on June 10, 2017 from 2-4 pm in Memorial Hall at UMass Amherst. Tom was a longtime … Continue reading

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Tree Planting and Chainsaw Safety: Registrations Now Open

These popular workshops are again available this spring. Chainsaw Safety will be held on May 16 in Wellesley, and Establishing Trees in Urban Environments (Tree Planting) on June 6 in Andover.

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UMass Summer Pre-College Program Scholarships

Tuition assistance is now available for selected Massachusetts high school students to attend the 2017 UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College Program in Sustainable Tree Care. Designed to introduce current high school students to the college curriculum and a potential career in … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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