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August 2019

Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Urban & Community Forestry division will hold a grant information session on August 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Conference Room at Quinsigamond State Park, 10 N. Lake Ave, Worcester. To RSVP, please contact Mollie Freilicher, 413-577-2966 or by email.

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Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCR Amherst Field Office, 40 Cold Storage Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States

August 23, noon-2:00 p.m. | Informal Drop-In session – Stop by between 12:00-2:00 to talk about your project idea.  DCR Amherst Field Office, Conference Room, 40 Cold Storage Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

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September 2019

Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pittsfield | September 6, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. DCR West Region Headquarters, 740 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01202 Questions or to RSVP for a session: Contact Mollie Freilicher. Find out more about our grant program at our program website.

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MQTW Training Course-Session One

September 11

The six-session Massachusetts Qualified Tree Warden training course begins today. Pre-registration is required - register before August 30th here.

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Massachusetts Town Forest Conference

September 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Town of Sherborn Community Center, 2 Sanger Street
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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See the possibilities for community forestry! A gathering of community members, foresters, land trusts, municipal officials, civic groups, and natural resource professionals in Sherborn, MA. Co-hosted by the Town of Sherborn, MA DCR Service Forestry Program, and the USDA Forest Service.  For more information contact: Michael Downey 978-368-0126 x129 michael.downey@mass.gov Registration: http://www.masswoodlands.org/events/  

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Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst, 270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA United States
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Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus.…

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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join us for the fall dinner meeting of the Western Massachusetts Tree Wardens! Our speakers will be Dr. Nicholas Brazee from UMass Extension, presenting important updates with Pests and Pathogens of 2019, and Evan Haskins from BlueRoc will discuss Using Behavioral Safety to 'Avoid the Cliff.' Register online here Download the brochure to register by mail

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October 2019

Invasive Insect Certification Program – Day 1

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Publick House, 277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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 Day 1 of Invasive Insect Certification Program for Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forest Pests: The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects This three-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects. This includes (but is not limited to) the Asian longhorned beetle, cynipid oak gall wasp, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, winter moth, and…

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Mass. DCR Tree Steward Training

October 25 - October 26
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St.
Petersham, MA 01366 United States
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Tree Steward Training Registration is now open October 25-26, 2019 | Fisher Museum of Harvard Forest, Petersham This two-day training will cover Tree Wardens and the Community, Funding, Trees and Pruning, Diagnosing Insect and Disease Problems, Tree Identification, Working with Volunteers, Site Selection and Proper Tree Planting Techniques, i-Tree, and more. For questions, contact Mollie Freilicher, mollie.freilicher@mass.gov or 413-577-2966 or go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/urban-and-community-forestry Register by October 11.

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Dr. John Ball – MAA Safety Saves

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elm Bank, 900 Washington St.
Wellesley, 02482 United States
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Join the Massachusetts Arborists Association for its 2nd annual Safety Saves and Demo Day. The 5-hour event will feature Industry expert Dr. John Ball as well as equipment displays and demonstrations in a beautiful fall setting.

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Invasive Insect Certification Program – Day 2

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Publick House, 277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Day 2 of Invasive Insect Certification Program for Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forest Pests: Invasive Forest and Agricultural Insects in Massachusetts, Current and Future Invasive Insect Certification Program - This three-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects. This includes (but is not limited to) the Asian longhorned beetle, cynipid oak gall wasp, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth,…

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November 2019

Invasive Insect Certification Program – Day 3

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Publick House, 277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Day 3 of Invasive Insect Certification Program for Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forest Pests: Management of Invasive Forest and Landscape Insect Pests Invasive Insect Certification Program - This three-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects. This includes (but is not limited to) the Asian longhorned beetle, cynipid oak gall wasp, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, hemlock woolly adelgid,…

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January 2020

MTWFA Annual Conference

January 7, 2020 - January 8, 2020
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, 366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Join us in Sturbridge for the annual two-day conference and trade show - lots of opportunities to earn continuing education credits, visit with exhibitors, and meet old and new friends.  Registration will be available in the fall - stay tuned.

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