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February 2020

Municipal Forestry Institute 2020

February 23 - February 28

MFI 2020 is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development. MFI 2020 will be held February 23- 28 at The Lodge at Gulf State…

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Pollinators in our Landscapes Conference

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Milford, 11 Beaver St.
Milford, MA 01757 United States
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UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program seeks to encourage communication between Green Industry professionals including landscapers, land managers, arborists, licensed pesticide applicators, and other landscape practitioners with professional beekeepers, researchers, and state officials who share the common goal of maintaining and encouraging pollinator health in Massachusetts. This conference will bring together stakeholders with shared concerns about pollinator health, habitat, and their future success and prosperity in Massachusetts and New England. The goal of this shared day of education…

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March 2020

UMass Community Tree Conference

March 10 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day conference is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. This year's conference theme is Challenges and Opportunities for 2020. Presentations will include safety (ANSI Z133 revision), pest management, research, and i-Tree, as well as managing invasives in Springfield. Sponsored by UMass Extension in cooperation with the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service…

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A2: State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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UMass Extension's 2020 Invasive Plant Management Certification ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford MA This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Attendees are encouraged to take…

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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Spring Meeting

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Registration is now open for this popular buffet dinner meeting. Sign up now, either online or by downloading the Spring Meeting Registration Brochure. and mailing the completed form with your check, PO # or credit card information.  Register by March 19 and enjoy an early evening out.

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UMass Extension Landscape Education Day

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St.
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States
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Spring Kickoff for Landscapers - UMass Extension's Landscape Education Day  Sustainable landscaping uses multiple management strategies that seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment while maintaining aesthetically pleasing landscapes. Come join us to learn management strategies and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. Cost: $95/person, $86 for 3 or more from the same company. Lunch is included in the registration fee. Credits: Four pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36, and Applicators…

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April 2020

A3: The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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UMass Extension's 2020 Invasive Plant Management Certification ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford MA This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Attendees are encouraged to take…

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B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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UMass Extension's 2020 Invasive Plant Management Certification ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford MA This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Attendees are encouraged to take…

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June 2020

Western Mass. Tree Wardens Summer Meeting

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Save the date for this popular buffet dinner meeting - more information to come.

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September 2020

Western Mass. Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Save the date for this popular buffet dinner meeting - more information to come.

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January 2021

Annual Conference 2021

January 12, 2021 - January 13, 2021
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, 366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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