Every two years, UMass Extension offers its popular Green School, a comprehensive 12-day certificate short course for Green Industry professionals taught by UMass Extension Specialists and University of Massachusetts faculty. This course will not be offered again until 2020.
Designed for landscapers, lawn care specialists, nursery operators, sports field managers, public and private grounds managers, arborists and others in the green industry, our comprehensive course is for horticultural professionals who want to gain an understanding of economically feasible and environmentally responsible plant and land care practices and the relation of those practices to protecting the environment. Both experienced professionals as well as those entering the green industries will benefit from this course. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AS SPACE IS LIMITED! ag.umass.edu/landscape/education/umass-extensions-green-school
Stay up to date with the emerald ash borer (EAB) detection map from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR). The current map shows recent finds in Westfield, Southampton, and Springfield.
Registration is now available for the Western Mass. chapter’s summer dinner meeting at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton. Register online, or use the brochure to sign up via postal mail or fax. Come for the great DCR speakers, arborist and pesticide credits, good diner food, fun people, or all of the above!
A new discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Belchertown. Massachusetts DCR Forest Health program has provided two updated maps: a town-by-town map of EAB detections and a map of EAB detections showing areas of immediate infestation concern..
With the recent discovery in Vermont of emerald ash borer, there will likely be an ever-increasing need to dispose of the wood from dead and dying trees. One organization in the Midwest is coming up with innovative solutions to repurpose urban trees that are removed. Learn more about the Urban Wood Network