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October 2019

Dr. John Ball – MAA Safety Saves

October 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

TCI Expo 2019

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

The annual TCI EXPO is the perfect opportunity to engage with industry professionals and your peers, evaluate the equipment and services your business needs to grow, and share a first-class education with your crew to stay on the cutting edge. The 2019 event will be held in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Urban Forestry Today Webinar: EAB Update

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Nate Siegert, USDA Forest Service, for the 11/07/19 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as as he discusses the latest information pertaining to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and its continued spread across the urban forests of the U.S. and Canada. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 214-633-115

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Invasive Insect Certification Program – Day 3

November 14, 2019 @ 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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UMass Extension’s FALL WRAP-UP

November 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, 366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Don’t wait until the last minute! Earn your needed pesticide contact hours and association CEUs for 2019 Join our UMass Extension Specialists for a look at the challenges and problems of the 2019 season. Attendees can choose to attend either the morning or afternoon sessions, or the entire day. For the full agenda, go to ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/fall-wrap-up. MORNING SESSION - Woody Ornamentals Topics include: Eastern White Pine Health and Other Woody Plant Diseases Observed in 2019; the Year In Review of Troublesome Insect and…

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December 2019

Webinar: Pruning Update with Dr. Ed Gilman

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida, for the December 12th 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast, as he highlights best pruning practices and discusses the latest research-based recommendations for practitioners. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code 458-018-411.

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January 2020

MTWFA Annual Conference

January 7 - January 8
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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February 2020

Online webinar: The Science of Sap Flow

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

Join Dr. Abby van den Berg, University of Vermont, for the 2/13/20 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast, as she discusses the science and physiology of sap flow in trees. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering this code: 858-679-363

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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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Webinar: What’s My Tree Worth…

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

Join Lindsey Purcell, Purdue University, for the March noonhour (Eastern) webcast, What's My Tree Worth: An Introduction to Tree Appraisal, introducing the foundations of tree appraisal using the principles of the 10th edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal. Attend live and receive free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering 531-574-315.

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Cancelled: 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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This meeting has been cancelled due to the increasing incidence of COVID-19, the coronavirus disease.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we look forward to seeing you at the next one on June 9th!

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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

Webinar: Diagnosis in Practice

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jennie D. Mazzone, Penn State University, will outline principles and discuss examples pertaining to urban tree health diagnosis. Attend live & receive free ISA/MCA CEU's, click here OR visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter 531-589-827

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May 2020

TickTalk Webinar: Ticks and Red Meat Allergies

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

TICKS & RED MEAT ALLERGIES: THE LATEST SCIENCE Join TickReport, Dr. Stephen Rich, and Dr. Scott Commins as they explore the science behind red meat allergies caused by tick bites. Special guest Dr. Scott Commins, a leading physician and research scientist in the field of alpha-gal red meat allergies, will discuss this interesting phenomenon with Dr. Rich. Speakers: Dr. Stephen Rich, UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology, and Dr. Scott Commins, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Preregistration is required to…

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Webinar: Detection of Internal Decay in Trees using Tomography

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

Join Dr. Nicholas Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist at UMass Amherst for the 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast, as he discusses the use of sonic and electrical resistance tomography for the detection of decay in urban trees. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 587-288-603 Broadcast availability will be limited to the first 500 live attendees - first come, first served.

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Webinar: Chemical Management of the Spotted Lanternfly

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program for an exciting FREE series of seven webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation. Topics will include the spotted lanternfly, spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, and more! Webinars will be held from Noon-1:00 PM on May 21, May 28, June 4, June 9, June 16, June 23, and June 30,…

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Webinar: Spotted Wing Drosophila – Monitoring and Management Options

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program for an exciting FREE series of seven webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation. Topics will include the spotted lanternfly, spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, and more! Webinars will be held from Noon-1:00 PM on May 21, May 28, June 4, June 9, June 16, June 23, and June 30,…

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