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Common Massachusetts Tree Pests and Threats
August 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
With summer pushing into fall, it’s time to notice tree pests and threats and also a good time to strengthen identification skills. The workshop will benefit tree professionals, conservation volunteers and members of the public having an interest in the tree health of forest and urban environments.
The workshop focuses on field observation, identification, documentation techniques and the identifying signs that a tree is damaged. Topics will include Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, Gypsy Moth, White Pine Needle Cast, Oak Scale Insects, Root/Crown Rot, Anthracnose, Bacterial Shothole, Red Ring Rot/White Speck, Brittle Cinder We will cover at least 6 of these subjects, more if time allows, and have a Question and Answer session from the audience.
Pre-registration is requested. Use the contact information below to register, and tree professionals: please let us know if you need to register for arborist CEU’s.
“Volunteer Service to the Canopy”
This educational program has been locally organized and collaboratively sponsored by the LillyLibrary.Org and TreeNorthampton.Org’s educational outreach. The workshop is a joint collaboration of Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) , Mass. Dept. of Conversation and Recreation (DCR) – Forest Health Program, and USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).