October 19, 2023. Western Mass Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting
Please join us at the Bluebonnet Diner from 5-7:30. The evenings topics will highlight some of the research UMass students and faculty have been doing to help us better understand and manage our green infrastructure Master’s students will present on their research and seek input from audience. Register Today!
Work Zone Safety Sessions from Baystate Roads
Baystate Roads is offering Work Zone Safety sessions in West Stockbridge, Paxton, and Chicopee this October and November. This session reviews the general considerations for planning and installing temporary traffic control. Participants will discuss the needs and methods for inspecting and maintaining temporary traffic control. Find out more at Baystate Roads.
Municipal Pruning and Training Survey
Participate in this survey from Tes Siarnacki, Masters graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, about tree pruning practices in Massachusetts cities and towns. They survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Link to survey.
FREE Webinar – Department of Labor Standards – Woodchipper Inspection
July 18, 2023, 10-10:30am DLS Safety Inspections – Woodchipper Inspections Link to Webinar Webinar #: 2336 006 2940 Password: Safety2023 (72338920 from phones) Agenda: This webinar will combine the findings from recent DLS safety inspections relating to inspections of accidents occurring during woodchipper operations. You will learn: • Training requirements for woodchippers. • Personal Protective Equipment requirements for operating woodchippers. • Other corrective actions that WSHP required the employer to do.
Western Mass Tree Wardens Summer Dinner Meeting – Deadline to Register June 10th
June 15, 2023. Please join us a the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton for some education and networking. Meet and network with tree wardens, tree companies, and utility arborists at the summer gathering of the Western Mass. chapter. Presentations will include UTILIZING URBAN WOOD – with Nicholas Simmons and Sheldon Finlay and a FOREST HEALTH UPDATE – with Nicole Keleher. Register today!Download Tri-Fold