2024 Annual Conference – Save the Date
Tuesday-Wednesday • January 9-10, 2024
 • Sturbridge Host Hotel

Tuesday January 9, 2024
7:45-8:30     Registration and Coffee
8:35-8:45     Opening Session Annual Meeting
8:45-8:55     Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Update—Julie Coop
8:55-9:05     UMass Update – Dr. Richard Harper
9:05-9:55     Massachusetts Forest Health Update—Nicole Keleher    
9:55-10:35   Break with Exhibitors
10:30-11:25 The Use of Logical Fallacies – Mark Duntemann
11:25-11:55  Citizen Science: An Effective Tool for Forest Management –    Deborah Merriam
11:55-1:00   Luncheon—Banquet and Annual Meeting
1:00-2:30     Keynote Address — How Urban Green Can Help to Mitigate the Hazards and Risks of Climate Change Impact. Future-proof Green Cities Make for Future-proof Countries – Dr. Francesco Ferrini
2:30-3:10     Break with Exhibitors
3:10-4:10     Beech Leaf Disease – Dr. Beth Brantley
4:10-4:30     Wrap-Up and Door Prizes
4:30-6:00     Reception in Exhibit Hall. Join us for a social generously supported by our exhibitors.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
8:30-9:15     Registration and Coffee
9:15-10:15   Developing a Tree Risk Assessment Policy and Process – Mark Duntemann
10:15-10:55 Break with Exhibitors
10:55-11:55 Department of Labor Standards: Workplace Safety & Health – Dawn Toon
11:55-12:45 Lunch
12:50-1:50   Tree Warden Panel – Sustainable Arboriculture and Urban Forestry in Our Communities – Dave Hawkins
1:55-2:45     Trees and Shrubs in the Landscape: 2023 Disease Review — Dr. Nicholas J. Brazee
2:45             Childs Fund Raffle, Door Prizes and Closing

Online Registration | Downloadable Registration FormExhibitor Registration

How much does it cost?
  $220 members and $235 for non-members. 

What about the cost for multiple registrations, either from municipalities or commercial members? As in the past, if one member of a municipality is a current member, then all employees of that municipality are eligible for the member rate. Companies who have paid commercial dues in 2023 may also register any of their employees at the member rate.

How do I register? Register online or download the registration form and mail or e-mail it. 

Can I register other people besides myself?  Yes. You can register up to 20 additional participants. Choose the Add button to get started.

MTWFA’s educational programs are made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry.

If attending the Annual Conference is a financial burden, the ​USDA Forest Service through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation ​Urban and Community Forestry Program has provided grant dollars to support conference registration. Please contact  staff@masstreewardens.org for more information.