October 13 – Western Mass Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting
Western Mass Tree Warden Dinner Meetings are back! Please join us for this education and networking event. $40. MCA and ISA credits have been requested. The registration deadline is October 7th. Register Today!
Apply for a DCR Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant
Each year, the Department of Conservation and Recreation awards matching grants to municipalities and non-profit organizations in Massachusetts to build capacity for the management of the urban and community forest. All units of local government and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. A variety of projects are eligible, including tree inventories and assessments, management/master plans, funding to support development of a tree nonprofit, staff training, developing a tree bylaw, heritage tree care, tree planting, and more. Intent to Apply due October 1; complete applications due November 1.
October 26, 2022. Register today for the next 2022 Professional Development Series offering, Proper Tree Planting. This workshop will be led by Northampton tree warden, Rich Parasiliti. Learn how to perform a site assessment, establish trees in an urban environment, and proper tree planting techniques. Please click here for more information and to register. Limited to 40 people. 3 CEUs pending.
June 9th – Western Mass Summer Dinner Meeting
June 9, 2022. Join us for the Western Mass Summer Dinner Meeting at the infamous Bluebonnet Diner. Speakers will feature Mat Cahill from Mass DCR and Tawny Simisky from UMass Extension. Please click here for more information and to register. Or download the registration brochure here. The registration deadline is June 6th.
May 18th – MTWFA Field Day – Free CEU Event
May 18, 2022. MTWFA 2022 Field Day. See the exhibitors you missed at the 2022 MTWFA Conference! Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch from Big Pig Barbeque and ice cream from Cool Cow Ice Cream! Earn a CEU! Join us at the beautiful Pine Banks Park on May 18th from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event for anyone that was registered for the 2022 Annual Conference, but all are welcome and everyone must register. This fun field day will feature exhibitors including, but not limited to: Amherst Nurseries, All Access Equipment, Altec Industries, AutoBeGreen, BMC Corp, Cleaves Company, IML North America, Mass DCR, OESCO, Rainbow Ecoscience, United Construction and Forestry, and Vegetation Control Services. This event will include tours of the property highlighting common tree risk issues and a proper tree planting demonstration. REGISTER TODAY!