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May 2017

Chainsaw Safety PDS

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wellesley Municipal Light Plant,
4 Municipal Way
Wellesley, 02481 United States
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Registration for this year's workshop is online only.  If you wish to pay by check, we will send you an invoice. The deadline is May 12, but you'll want to register early to reserve your space for this popular training. Read more here about seminar topics and instructor Mark Reiland.

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June 2017

Webinar: Is Climate Change Real?

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar,
United States
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From cities to farmlands, from forests to oceans, climate impacts virtually all facets of our daily lives. Join Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Professor and Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University, as she outlines the facts and fallacies of global climate change and its impact on the environment around us. To attend, visit  www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 811-772-323. This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit. For those who are unavailable to…

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Cancelled: Urban Tree Planting PDS: Best Practices

June 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Andover Public Safety Center,
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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This workshop has been cancelled. Registration is online only for this popular workshop in the Professional Development Series (PDS).  For details and to sign up, visit the registration site.

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SEMTWAA Quarterly Dinner Meeting

June 15
John Carver Inn,
25 Summer Street
Plymouth, 02360 United States
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The third quarterly dinner meeting of the Southeastern Mass. Tree Wardens and Arborists Association (SEMTWAA), in the new location at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth. The program will feature tick information for green industry professionals, presented by Larry Dapsis, Entomologist with Barnstable County Extension. The $25 dinner price includes choice of entree, house garden salad, rolls and butter, chef's choice of potato, vegetable, dessert, and coffee/tea. Advance reservations are required; deadline is June 13.

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Western MA Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner,
324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Online registration is now open! Join your colleagues for an evening of social time and education with speakers Dr. Nick Brazee of UMass Extension and Dan Mayer, commercial arborist and owner of Mayer Tree Service.

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July 2017

Webinar: Tree Growth and Response in a Changing Environment

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar,
United States
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Join Dr. Janusz Zwiazek, Professor and Tree Physiologist, University of Alberta as he discusses how trees grow and develop, and their response to changes in our climate and rapidly urbanizing landscapes. To attend, visit  www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 759-113-739. This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit. For those who are unavailable to attend the live broadcast, sessions will be archived in the "videos" section at www.urbanforestrytoday.org

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August 2017

Bark Beetle Identification and Related Topics Training

August 8 - August 10
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst,
270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA United States
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This three-day training will bring together Scolytinae taxonomy experts from federal agencies and universities to provide a small group of participants with hands-on, one-on-one training on how to identify specimens to genus and species in this difficult subfamily of insects.

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Common Massachusetts Tree Pests and Threats

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Florence Civic Center,
90 Park St.
Florence, 01062 United States
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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…

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Asian Longhorned Beetle Field Trip

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
USDA APHIS,
151 West Boylston Dr.
Worcester, MA United States
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This Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) workshop includes a field trip in Worcester, Massachusetts, where the ALB has created havoc throughout the city and beyond. Locally organized and collaboratively sponsored by the LillyLibrary.Org and TreeNorthampton.Org's educational outreach, the workshop begins by focusing on ALB identification and field observation, how to identify ALB, the basic mechanisms of damage to a host tree and resulting damages, and a history of the ALB infestation in Worcester County. Next, the participants will move into the…

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Webinar: Planting for Success: Innovation in the Urban Environment

August 31 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online webinar,
United States

What on-the-ground strategies can professionals design and implement to foster the success of urban trees? Join David Lefcourt, City Arborist, Cambridge MA, as he highlights advanced techniques that he has incorporated into urban tree planting efforts that can help ensure the longevity and viability of a community’s newly-planted (and established) urban trees. Listen in by going to www.joinwebinar.com and using the access code 243-058-643.  Arborist credit will be available.    

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September 2017

Saluting Branches – Day of Service

September 20

WE WANT YOU! To support the 3rd annual Saluting Branches on September 20th at the National Cemetery in Bourne. Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance is an opportunity for tree care professionals throughout the country to unite and do what we do best – provide exceptional tree care – to keep our veterans cemeteries safe, beautiful places for all those who visit. We have a great opportunity right here in Massachusetts at the National Cemetery in Bourne. Your donation of…

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SEMTWAA Annual Field Day and Equipment Show

September 21

The 54th Annual Field Day and Equipment Show will feature all the usual events, plus CEUs (MA pesticide, ISA, MCA and MCLP) for those who attend an informative session with Larry Dapsis, Deer Tick Coordinator and Entomologist with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. One ticket fee covers admission to all events plus morning coffee/donuts and chicken barbecue lunch. This annual fun event is a favorite for hundreds of arborists throughout the state and a major fundraiser for arboriculture scholarships here in…

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Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst,
270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA United States
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Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass-Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The…

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Trees and Utilities Conference

September 26 - September 28

As a result of high-demand requests, the Trees & Utilities Conference is coming back. This conference will be the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals. This year in Kansas City, MO, the Trees and Utilities Conference is the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals.

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Western MA Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner,
324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Registration is now available - download the brochure here.

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MAA Dinner Meeting

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ken’s Steak House,
95 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9 West)
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Webinar: UAS’s (“Drones”) and Urban Forestry

September 28 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online webinar,
United States

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS’s) or “Drones” are becoming more prominent in a variety of fields, including the urban forestry sector. Join Professor Charlie Schweik, a member of the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, the School of Public Policy and a new group called "UMass Air", as he discusses key UAS concepts, components of UAS missions, and data analysis strategies behind UAS applications. Listen in by going to www.joinwebinar.com and using the access code 970-082-427 .  Arborist credit will be available.

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October 2017

New England ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show

October 1 - October 3
SOUTHbridge Hotel and Conference Center,
14 Mechanic St.
SOUTHbridge, 01550 United States
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The theme for this year's conference and trade show at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center is "The Next 50 Years in Arboriculture, Moving Ahead Together."  Ed Gilman will be this year's Keynote Speaker. Get up-to-date on arboriculture in New England. Network with the region's arborists. Earn CEUs and Pesticide Credits.

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DCR Tree Stewards Training

October 13 - October 14
Harvard Forest,
324 North Main St.
Petersham, MA 01366 United States
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Save the dates - more information to come.

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SEMTWAA Quarterly Dinner Meeting

October 19
John Carver Inn,
25 Summer Street
Plymouth, 02360 United States
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The fourth quarterly dinner meeting of the Southeastern Mass. Tree Wardens and Arborists Association (SEMTWAA), in the new location at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth.  The $25 dinner price includes choice of entree, house garden salad, rolls and butter, chef's choice of potato, vegetable, dessert, and coffee/tea. Program to be announced. Advance reservations are required; deadline is October 17.

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