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December 2020

DCR Webinar: Asian Longhorned Beetle

December 15, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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 - January 13
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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February 2021

Webinar: Arboreta, Botanical Gardens & Urban Forestry

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

The February 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) broadcast will feature John Berryhill, Landscape Curator and Senior Arborist at Smith College, describing how the programs and operations of an arboretum and botanical garden can benefit tree care professionals. Attend live and receive free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering code 836-545-899.

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Webinar: Extreme Events in the Urban Forest: Assessment, Response, and Recovery

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online webinar United States

Natural disasters cause significant damage each year to our urban forests, and years of local investment in planting and caring for community trees can be suddenly wiped away. We know that urban forest and community resilience can be improved by using best practices in planning, response and recovery. The questions we seek to answer through this special webinar event are: how can we rapidly assess storm damage and what are the lessons learned in mobilizing an effective response and long-term…

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March 2021

UMass Community Tree Conference

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online webinar United States

UNIVERSITY of MASSACHUSETTS  42nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY TREE CONFERENCE NEW TECHNOLOGIES - THE CUTTING EDGE OF TREE CARE TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 Where? Virtually via GoToWebinar https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/42nd-annual-umass-community-tree-conference-new-technologies-cutting-edge-of-tree-care Join us for this virtual conference with a full day of topics designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, landscape architects, landscape contractors, and shade tree committee members. Topics include: Climber Safety Roundtable: Are Some Techniques “Safer” Than Others?  Rich Herfurth, Bartlett Tree Experts and Melissa LeVangie…

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UMass Extension’s Landscape Education Days: Spring Kickoff

March 24 - March 25
Online webinar United States

Spring Kickoff for Landscapers UMass Extension's Landscape Education Days March 24 & 25, 2021 • 8:30 AM – NOON Where: Virtually via GoToWebinar Sustainable landscaping uses multiple management strategies that seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment while maintaining aesthetically pleasing landscapes. Join us via GoToWebinar to learn management strategies and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. Attendees can choose to attend either of these half-day sessions, or the entire two-day…

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April 2021

Ask the Entomologist!

April 22 @ 10:00 am
Online webinar United States

Ask UMass Extension Entomologist, Tawny Simisky, your questions about early season and invasive insect and mite pests of trees and shrubs! In advance of the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to rank listed topics in order of importance to them. This is a live participation Zoom webinar and is limited to 25 attendees. Registration ends firmly at 12:00 noon on April 21, 2021. Click here for more information.

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May 2021

Webinar: Managing Fruit Trees in the Landscape

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Wesley Autio, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, as he identifies strategies to properly select, establish and manage fruit trees in the landscape. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering 836-229-427

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Weedinar: Managing Japanese Knotweed

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online webinar United States

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica, previously Polygonum cuspidatum) is a common invasive plant throughout the Northeast. This presentation will provide a detailed overview of this invasive plant, including both non-chemical and herbicidal management strategies. The information presented will help you effectively manage Japanese knotweed populations large and small. A live Q&A will follow the presentation. Live via Zoom. This program will be offered in real-time only and will not be recorded for later viewing. Cost: $30.00 per person/$25.00 per person if paying by check.

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MDAR Webinar: Spotted Lanternfly

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online webinar United States

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is offering the first in a series of quarterly webinars on May 18,  to provide education about spotted lanternfly (SLF) and updates on control efforts. Each webinar session will be good for one free CEU credit. Register at http://bit.ly/MDARSLFMay21   Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect of great concern in the northeast. A sapsucker with over 70 host plants, it has caused great damage in other states. Though not established yet in Massachusetts,…

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Webinar: Diseases of Landscape Trees

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Dr. Nicholas Brazee, UMass Extension & Dr. Cameron McIntire, USDA Forest service, as they discuss diseases of importance that arborists and urban foresters may encounter during the 2021 growing season. Special attention will be given to diseases of conifers, including Eastern white pine.

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June 2021

Climate Adaptation and Resiliency in your Community

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online webinar United States

This three-part Massachusetts Town Forest Webinar series focuses on managing our community forests for bird habitat and climate resilience. Join MA DCR, Mass Audubon, Wigmore Forest Resources Management, and Green Natural Resources for the second webinar of this three-part series. Learn about forest carbon and how a municipal carbon program can help your community. Free, pre-registration required. http://www.masswoodlands.org/events/massachusetts-town-forest-webinar-series-part-ii/

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Webinar: Mapping & Spatial Data Applications for Arborists

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

Join Dr. Forrest Bowlick, University of Massachusetts, as he returns to the broadcast to continue the discussion about the science and practice of digital map-making and spatial data applications 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 code 836-823-787

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Webinars: Tick and Mosquito Education Days

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:10 pm
Online webinar United States

When: June 8 & 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:10 pm    Where: Live via GoToWebinar Click here for the full agenda and registration options. This virtual two-day series will call upon experts to provide information about the seasonality, biology, and diseases these organisms vector, as well as how to manage these pests and steps you can take to protect yourself. Recommended for landscape and turf professionals, arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, land managers, and any professionals or individuals…

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Funding for Enhanced Habitat, Climate Adaptation, and Resiliency

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online webinar United States

This three-part Massachusetts Town Forest Webinar series focuses on managing our community forests for bird habitat and climate resilience. Join MA DCR, the US Forest Service, MassWildlife, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Native Habitat Restoration LLC for the third and final webinar of this three-part series. Learn how communities are accessing state and federal funding to implement wildlife habitat improvement and climate resiliency practices in town forests across the Commonwealth. Free, pre-registration required http://www.masswoodlands.org/events/massachusetts-town-forest-webinar-series-part-iii/

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Webinars: Tick and Mosquito Education Days

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:10 pm
Online webinar United States

When: June 8 & 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:10 pm    Where: Live via GoToWebinar Click here for the full agenda and registration options. This virtual two-day series will call upon experts to provide information about the seasonality, biology, and diseases these organisms vector, as well as how to manage these pests and steps you can take to protect yourself. Recommended for landscape and turf professionals, arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, land managers, and any professionals or individuals…

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Summer Tree Summit with Dr. Dave Nowak

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online webinar United States
$10

On Wed June 30 @ Noon (Eastern) join Dr. Dave Nowak, US Forest Service, as he contextualizes current urban forestry research by re-visiting our roots, and highlighting our next discoveries in this expanded 2-hr presentation-discussion about the "state of our urban forests". The fee for this LIVE BROADCAST is $10.00 USD & certified arborists in attendance will have the opportunity to earn 2.0 ISA/1.0 MCA CEUs. Pre-register to attend by clicking here or by visiting www.tinyurl.com/summertreesummit

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July 2021

The Influence of Municipal Pruning Practices on Urban Forest Health and Storm Resilience

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online webinar United States

Municipalities across the U.S. are increasingly challenged to fund and perform systematic tree pruning activities that enhance urban tree health and longevity, maximize ecosystem service benefits, improve climate and storm resilience, and minimize public risk. Only (46%) of 667 U.S. communities surveyed in 2014 reported completing tree pruning on a systematic basis.

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