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February 2018

MAA Annual Meeting + Dinner

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ken’s Steak House, 95 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9 West)
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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March 2018

DATE CHANGE: UMass Tree Conference

March 5 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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****Due to a scheduling conflict, the UMass Community Tree Conference has been rescheduled to Monday, March 5, AND the location has changed to the UMass Campus Center Auditorium. The 39th annual UMass Tree Conference will focus on ecological perspectives of the urban forest. This one-day event is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. Topics will include: Safe Pruning Practices to Reduce Risk and…

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Southeastern MA Tree Wardens Spring Meeting

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston Tavern, 58 East Grove St.
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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Join SEMTWAA at their new meeting location, the Boston Tavern in Middleboro.  The spring meeting will feature guest speaker Ed Carpenter of North American Training Solutions, speaking on Emergency Rescue and High Angle Rescue. CEUs will be available. Read more for all the details and how to register.

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Webcast: Real Facts About Climate Change & Urban Trees

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

Join Richard Cowles, PhD, CT Ag Exper Station, for the March edition of the  'Urban Forestry Today' webcast, Real Facts About Climate Change & Urban Trees: How We Should Prepare. Dr. Cowles will discuss the impact of climate change and management practices that may be employed to help ensure a sustainable urban tree canopy cover. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering the code 206-666-939.

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NEW DATE! Arbor Day Poster Contest 2018

March 23

The submission deadline has been extended to March 23 due to the recent storms. All 5th grade students in Massachusetts are invited to participate in the annual poster contest that combines art and science. This year's theme is My Community, My Trees.  See the complete rules and instructions.

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MAA Safety Saves

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Elm Bank, 900 Washington St.
Wellesley, 02482 United States
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NEW DATE: Western MA Tree Wardens Spring Meeting

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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The event has been rescheduled to March 27 due to the recent storms, and registration is still available online.  If you prefer paper, you can download the brochure and mail it.  Hope to see you there!

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MAA Dinner Meeting

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ken’s Steak House, 95 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9 West)
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Fall River Urban Forestry Workshop

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This free workshop will feature regional forestry topics including presentations on Structural Soils for Trees, National Grid Work in the Area and Safety Around Wires; the City of Northampton Tree Department; the Yale School of Forestry Urban Resources Initiative; and planting and forest status updates from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The deadline to register for this free workshop is March 21st.  ISA and MCA credits will be available.  Read more details here

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Webinar: EAB – Save Your Urban Forest

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Planning and timing are critical for saving your urban ash forest from EAB. In this webinar, presenter Dr. Cliff Sadof - Department of Entomology, Purdue University will give an update on the status of the emerald ash borer, EAB, as well as advances in treatment and management strategies. learn more here... Who should participate? Foresters Land Owners Land Managers Natural Resource Professionals Urban Foresters Federal Employees Get instructions on how to join this event. Get instructions on how to obtain…

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Spring Kickoff: UMass Extension’s Landscape Education Day

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TownePlace Suites, 50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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Learn about landscaping principles and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. The use of low risk materials and strategies to manage landscape pests are important practices for environmentally friendly landscapes. Daniel Gilrein, Extension Entomologist from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, will present Reduced Risk Strategies for Managing Landscape Pests at UMass Extension's Spring Kickoff for Landscapers. Other topics include: Designing a Sustainable Residential Landscape Using Reduced Risk Strategies for Managing Landscape…

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April 2018

Webinar: Planning Ahead for the 2018 Urban Landscape Pests

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Cornell University diagnostic specialists Margery Daughtrey & Dan Gilrein for the April 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as they outline what insects and diseases were "hot" and what were "not" in 2017, and what we might expect in the upcoming 2018 growing season. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code 953-269-787.

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Seedling Order Deadline

April 15

Last day to order seedlings! Be sure to submit yours and receive them in time for Arbor Day. Download the brochure with order form.

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MAA Dinner Meeting

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ken’s Steak House, 95 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9 West)
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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with VISTA award presentation.

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ARBOR DAY Massachusetts

April 27
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MAA Statewide Arbor Day of Service

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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May 2018

Webinar: All Those Trees We Plant…

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

All Those Trees We Plant...How are They Doing? Municipal planting initiatives ensue across the country & around the globe, but what do we know about mortality/survival of these urban trees? Join Dr. Lara Roman, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service for the May 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as she discusses research results & lessons learned to help increase urban tree planting success. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 442-333-731

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i-Tree Online Workshop: Strengthening Your Roots with i-Tree

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online webinar United States

This session will take a look at how i-Tree can be harnessed for community engagement.  Hear from the team who works with ReGreen Springfield to bring the Citizen Science Academy program to Western Massachusetts as a way to share greening skills for urban neighborhoods, and advocate for urban forest restoration through education. PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. To register, please visit https://goo.gl/s2LSaM About i-Tree: i-Tree allows any community to conduct and…

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June 2018

Western Mass. Tree Wardens Summer Meeting

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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It won't be quite "official" summer, but we'll take advantage of the warmer weather with both indoor and outdoor education sessions. Note the early dinnertime of 5:15 and dress for going outdoors afterward. DCR's Nicole Keleher will help us strengthen our EAB knowledge and ID skills, and DCR's Rachel DeMatte and Sara Greenleaf will work with us to fine-tune our planting skills.  Register now - final deadline is June 7th.

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Urban Forestry Today Webinar: Urban Use of Non-Native Trees & Shrubs

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University, as she discusses the native-nonnative woody species dilemma and outlines how we can strive to enhance urban landscape biodiversity. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 586-200-731.

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