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October 2018

Managing Roadside Tree Mortality

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Grid, 245 South Main St.
Hopedate, MA 01747 United States
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Many communities are seeing significant roadside tree mortality, of oaks especially, and/or a significant number of trees in severe decline due to repeated drought and pressure from gypsy moth and other pests. Additionally, ash trees are dying due to emerald ash borer and ash decline. It is important for communities to manage risk from these trees in order to prevent personal injury and property damage and manage exposure to liability. This workshop will provide an overview of tree mortality across…

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November 2018

New England ISA Annual Conference

November 4, 2018 - November 6, 2018
Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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The theme of this year's New England Chapter ISA Annual Conference & Tradeshow is "Honor the Past, Treasure the Present, Shape the Future", at the Hilton Hotel in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut. John Ball is this year's Key Note Speaker. There will also be several pre-conference workshops, certifications and tours all starting Saturday, November 3rd. Earn CEUs and Pesticide Credits.

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TCI Expo 2018

November 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018
Charlotte NC Convention Center, 501 South College St.
Charlotte, 28202 United States
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TCI EXPO 2018 will be in Charlotte NC. Learn all you need to know here

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Webinar: Changing Urban Tree Canopy Cover in the U.S.

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Dave Nowak, USDA Forest Service, for Urban Forestry Today's monthly webcast to hear about the latest findings of how urban tree canopy cover and associated values are changing in the United States. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code 150-883-555

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UMass Extension Fall Wrap-Up Program

November 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St. (Route 9)
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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Join UMass Extension Specialists for a look at the challenges and problems of the 2018 season. Attendees can choose to attend either the morning or afternoon sessions, or the entire day. For the full agenda, go to http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/fall-wrap-up MORNING SESSION - Woody Ornamentals Topics include: Invasive Insects in Massachusetts: 2018 Updates; What We Saw in the Plant Diagnostic Lab in 2018; and Managing Tough Landscape Weeds. AFTERNOON SESSION - Turf Topics include: Best Management Practices for Managing Grassy Weeds in Turf; Strategies…

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Webinar: EAB – Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest

November 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online webinar United States

This TREE Fund webinar, Emerald Ash Borer - Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest, will feature Dr. Dan Herms, Vice President of Research and Development with the Davey Tree Expert Co. and a former entomology professor with The Ohio State University. The webinar will be archived within one week of broadcast at treefund.org/webinars but you must attend the live broadcast to earn 1 CEU. Space is limited - register here. If you are a municipal forester, city manager, arborist, consulting…

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December 2018

Webinar: An Intro to GIS Applications in Urban Forestry

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Forrest Bowlick, University of Massachusetts, for this lunchtime webcast, as he defines and discusses GIS options that arborists and communities may implement to enhance their urban tree management programs. Attend live & receive free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code # 500-170-851

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Managing Roadside Tree Mortality – Worcester

December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Worcester Parks and Recreation, 50 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605 United States
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Many communities are seeing significant roadside tree mortality, of oaks especially, and/or a significant number of trees in severe decline due to repeated drought and pressure from gypsy moth and other pests. Additionally, ash trees are dying due to emerald ash borer and ash decline. It is important for communities to manage risk from these trees in order to prevent personal injury and property damage and manage exposure to liability. This workshop will provide an overview of tree mortality across…

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Tree City USA – Application Deadline

December 31, 2018

Deadline to apply for the Arbor Day Foundation programs: Tree City USA - Tree Campus USA - Tree Line USA

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January 2019

Webinar: Managing Emerald Ash Borer

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

Join Dr. Phillip Lewis, USDA APHIS, as he highlights practical strategies and discusses the latest research regarding the management of Emerald Ash Borer. To attend live, & receive Free CEU's visit: www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 252-290-115

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MTWFA Annual Conference 2019

January 8 - January 9
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, 366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Put it on your calendar!

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February 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Milford, 11 Beaver St.
Milford, MA 01757 United States
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The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first detected in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. This non-native, invasive insect has since had a large impact on agricultural and ornamental crops and the quality of life of many Pennsylvania residents. While this insect is associated with the invasive tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), it has been reported from 70+ species of host plants, including apple, plum, peach, grape, and many native and ornamental trees and shrubs. This insect is unfortunately…

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Webinar: Managing a Municipal Nursery

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Urban Forestry Today for the February 7th noonhour (Eastern) webcast, "From Seed to Shade: Managing a Municipal Nursery." Alex Sherman, City Forester/Tree Warden for the City of Springfield, MA will discuss the do's and don'ts of managing a municipal nursery. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com and entering code 183-771-419.  

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March 2019

UMass Community Tree Conference

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Save the date and watch this space and the UMass Events Calendar for details.

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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Spring Meeting

March 12 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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The Western Massachusetts Tree Wardens, a sub-chapter of MTWFA, holds quarterly meetings that are open to municipal, utility and commercial arborists and all others who are interested, from any region. Online registration is now open for the spring dinner meeting at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton. Need more information, or prefer to register by mail? Download the Spring 2019 registration brochure.

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TickReport Webinar Series: #1 Deer Ticks and Associated Diseases

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Tune into TickTalk with TickReport, a FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology, 12-1 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in February, March, April, May, and October 2019. View topics and descriptions of all webinars. Join us for the next webinar! March 13, noon-1 pm DEER TICKS (Ixodes scapularis) AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES Speaker: Dr. Stephen Rich, UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology The black-legged (deer) tick is the primary vector of several tick-borne diseases…

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Webinar: Urban Forestry Contracts for Municipalities

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

Join Marc Welch, City Forester/Tree Warden for Newton MA, for the 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as he outlines best practices associated with designing and promoting urban forestry contracts for municipalities.  Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code 525-196-411

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Spring Kickoff Day for Landscapers

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
TownePlace Suites, 50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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Sustainable landscaping uses multiple management strategies that seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment while maintaining aesthetically pleasing landscapes. Learn about effective pest management strategies and practices that provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. Topics include: Updates About Winter Moth and Gypsy Moth and Successes with Using Biological Control Attracting Birds in Designed Landscapes Effective Strategies for Managing Landscape Weeds Taming the Top 10 Troublesome Diseases of Woody Landscape Plants See the full agenda at http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/spring-kickoff-for-landscapers-umass-extensions-landscape-education-day Credits: Four pesticide…

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April 2019

EAB Workshop (Holliston): Identification and Detection

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join DCR foresters at this field workshop where you will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of an emerald ash borer infestation (see most recent map of EAB detections in Massachusetts). The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but does require registration by April 1, 2019. To register, Email Nicole Kelleher  with your name, which date you will be attending (April 9 at Holliston Town Forest OR April 11 at South Hadley's Bachelor Brook Resource Area)…

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EAB Workshop (South Hadley): Identification and Detection

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join DCR foresters at this field workshop where you will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of an emerald ash borer infestation (see most recent map of EAB detections in Massachusetts). The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but does require registration by April 1, 2019. To register, Email Nicole Kelleher  with your name, which date you will be attending (April 9 at Holliston Town Forest OR April 11 at South Hadley's Bachelor Brook Resource Area)…

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