Western Mass. Tree Wardens FALL meeting

Registration is now open for the Fall Dinner Meeting of the Western Mass. Tree Wardens.  This event at the Bluebonnet Diner will feature speakers Springfield’s Alex Sherman on Contracting Urban Forest Work, and DCR’s Ken Gooch giving us the latest Forest Health Update.  Register here online. To view the complete evening program or to register by mail, download and print the fall dinner meeting brochure.

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Fall Tree Planting Workshop

Registration is now open for Establishing Trees in the Urban Environment, the next event in MTWFA’s popular Professional Development Series (PDS).  Plan now for an educational field trip to western Mass. in the beautiful fall foliage season!  Register here online. To view the agenda or to register by mail, download and print the brochure.

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UMass Green School Announces 2018 Course

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

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EAB Detections Spreading Across Massachusetts

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.

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Register Now for Western Mass. Summer Meeting

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!

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