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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

MAA Webinar: Growing Trees Near Pavement

November 16 - November 28
Online webinar United States

Trees in areas surrounded by pavement often have inhospitable rooting environments, which shorten their useful life expectancy. Join Tom Smiley, PhD, Senior Arboriculture Researcher with Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories as he compares tree growth using different soil treatment options near concrete pavement. You’ll learn methods to use in urban planting sites to ensure beneficial tree health and growth outcomes. Rolling registration is now open and access to this 1-hour presentation will be available November 16-28.

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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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December 2020

DCR Webinar: Gypsy Moth and Hardwood Defoliators of Massachusetts

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Specialist, Felicia Hubacz, as she discusses the recent gypsy moth outbreak event and the lasting impact on our oak forests statewide. Participants will learn how to identify and manage gypsy moth, as well as other common invasive and native defoliator species. There will be plenty of time for any questions you might have about defoliators in our hardwood forests. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs, as well as 1 contact hour credit…

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UMass 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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An Intro to Mapping & Spatial Data Applications for Arborists

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Forrest Bowlick, University of Massachusetts, for Urban Forestry Today's noonhour (Eastern) broadcast. Dr. Bowlick will introduce and outline the science and practice of digital map-making and spatial techniques for arborists and urban foresters. Attend live and receive free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com and entering 193-492-139.

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DCR Webinar: Beech Leaf Disease in Massachusetts

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Director, Nicole Keleher, to learn about the latest identified threat to our Massachusetts forests, Beech Leaf Disease. We will discuss what beech leaf disease is, how to identify, and what survey work is being done. Additionally, we will talk about look-alike damage and other pests and diseases of beech species. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs as well as 1 contact hour credit for Massachusetts pesticide categories 35, 36, and applicator’s license.…

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UMass 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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MAA Webinar: Pruning Trees & Shrubs

December 7 - December 17
Online webinar United States

MAA Online Education December 2020: Pruning Trees & Shrubs: From Malicious to Magnificent Hear from OSU's Erik Draper. Rolling registration is now open and access to the broadcast is available December 7-17.

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DCR Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer in Massachusetts

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Specialist, Eric Peterson, to learn more about emerald ash borer. He will discuss the status the invasive pest in the state, how to identify infested ash, and what management options are available. Participants will have opportunities throughout the presentation to ask questions. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs as well as 1 contact hour credit for Massachusetts pesticide categories 35, 36, and applicator’s license. The webinar is open to all and free…

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DCR Webinar: Identifying Oak Wilt Disease

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Director, Nicole Keleher, to learn about a potential future threat to Massachusetts oak forests, oak wilt disease. We will discuss what oak wilt disease is, how to identify it, and what is being done to prepare for a potential introduction of this disease in the state. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs as well as 1 contact hour credit for Massachusetts pesticide categories 35, 36, and applicator’s license. The webinar is open…

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DCR Webinar: Asian Longhorned Beetle

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Specialist, Felicia Hubacz, to learn more about the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), what to be on the lookout for, and what you can do. She will talk about the status of our current eradication program in Massachusetts, the Worcester County ALB quarantine zone, and other ALB populations in the United States. Come with any questions you might have about ALB. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs as well as 1 contact hour…

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DCR Webinar: Southern Pine Beetle

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join DCR Forest Health Director, Nicole Keleher, as she discusses the building threat to our pine barrens by the southern pine beetle. Learn about how to identify southern pine beetle infestations, how southern pine impacts pine stands, and potential management options. There will be plenty of time for any questions about southern pine beetle or other bark beetle pests in our pine species. Professional credits will be available for MCA and ISA CEUs as well as 1 contact hour credit…

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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! Kickstart 2021 Annual Conference

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. A compressed bundle of webinars will take place on the scheduled conference dates; some webinars will be on Tuesday morning, January 12 and the others on Wednesday afternoon, January 13. Register online here.  Don't forget to fill in your certification numbers if you need continuing education credits. NOTE: you must sign up from the same email address you plan to use to…

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