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October 2020

Green School 2020

October 26 - December 10
Doubletree Hotel Milford, 11 Beaver St.
Milford, MA 01757 United States
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Green School is going VIRTUAL! The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a temporary shift to remote delivery, and thus dramatic changes in the way that we are offering the program for 2020. Using available technology, we have attempted, to the extent possible, to recreate the classroom environment and routines of the Green School experience. Accessible from anywhere with an internet connection! The course will begin on October 26 and continue through December 10, 2020. UMass Extension’s Green School is a comprehensive, multi-session course for…

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November 2020

DCR Challenge Grant: Applications Due

November 1

DCR Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant - This is an annual grant opportunity for municipalities and nonprofit groups in Massachusetts to improve and protect their urban forests. The deadline to submit an Intent to Apply form is October 1, with full applications due November 1. See their website for more information.

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MassDOT 2020 Moving Together: Virtual Conference

November 17 - November 19
Online webinar United States

VISIT their website for updates on registration and session information. • Attend sessions that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics • Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors • All new site virtual visits led by engineers and bicyclist/pedestrian advocates.  

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Partners in Community Forestry: Virtual Conference

November 17 - November 20
Online webinar United States

Registration is now live for the Partners in Community Forestry virtual conference. November 17: Alliance for Community Trees November 18: Partners in Community Forestry November 19: Society of Municipal Arborists November 20: Urban Woods Network Meeting & Natural Areas Conservancy Meeting For information and registration:  https://www.arborday.org/programs/pcf/

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TickTalk Webinar: Babesiosis

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Speaker: Dr. Sam R. Telford III, Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Dr. Telford III joins Dr. Rich on the TickTalk webinar to discuss the second most commonly reported tick-borne disease in North America (after Lyme disease).  Babesiosis is a malaria-like illness transmitted by the same ticks as Lyme.  Dr. Telford is recognized as a global authority on this disease. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3144222128403757825 There will be no pesticide contact hours or association credits for these free webinars. To…

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December 2020

Fall Wrap-up: Woody Ornamentals Landscape

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join UMass Extension's Fall Wrap-Up via GoToWebinar for a review of the challenges and problems of the 2020 season. Attendees can choose to attend either the landscape or turf session, or the entire two-day program. Both will be held as live webinars from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, with three topics on each day.  Woody Ornamentals Landscape topics: Review of Pests and Diseases from the UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab; Year in Review of Troublesome Insect and Mite Pests of Woody…

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Fall Wrap-up: Turf Landscape

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join UMass Extension's Fall Wrap-Up via GoToWebinar for a review of the challenges and problems of the 2020 season. Attendees can choose to attend either the landscape or turf session, or the entire two-day program. Both will be held as live webinars from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, with three topics on each day. Turf Landscape topics: 2020, A Tough Year for Turf: Lawn Health Issues Observed in the UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab; Five Difficult-to-Manage Turf Weeds; and The Turf Entomologist’s…

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Applications Due: Tree City USA

December 31

In conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Urban and Community Forestry program administers the annual Tree City USA , Tree Line USA and Tree Campus USA program to provides public attention and national recognition for local commitments to community trees and forests. See all the details here.

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January 2021

Going Virtual! Annual Conference 2021

January 12, 2021 - January 13, 2021
Online webinar United States

Like so many other organization meetings in this pandemic-world, MTWFA's 2021 annual conference will be a virtual one. Save the dates and stay tuned for details.

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