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 this satisfying field, the one-week program in Sustainable Tree Care is led by Dr. Brian Kane, UMass Professor of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. Scholarships are being offered by both the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association (MTWFA) and the Southeastern Mass. Tree Wardens’ and Arborists’ Association (SEMTWAA).  Fill out the application form to be eligible for either scholarship, and submit it before May 1, 2017.  (Scholarship applicants should also apply for acceptance to the program itself.)

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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.  The two-sided poster can be downloaded here.

 

 

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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 Northampton!

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2017 Seedling Order Form Now Available

Seedlings offered for sale include both evergreen and deciduous trees and occasionally, large shrubs. Species and prices vary from year to year based on nursery availability. Minimum order is 100 seedlings. Seedling proceeds support annual scholarships for college arboriculture students. Download the fillable order form or  read more information.

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Countdown to conference!

Just a few more days before the 104th conference….
Registration is available online.
You can also register using the conference brochure – just download, print, and use that old standby, the pen.
Or you can use the fillable registration form – just download the form, fill it on your computer, save it to your computer, and then submit however you like.
We do recommend using the online link for secure credit card payments.

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