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June 2019

Ornamental Tree and Shrub ID and Insect Walk

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505 United States
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Studying for the MCH, MCLP, or MCA exam? Want some hands-on experience identifying significant landscape plants to expand your palette of offerings for your clients while also scouting for potential insect problems? Join Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, and Mandy Bayer, Extension Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst, for a walk around the grounds at Tower Hill. This will be the perfect time of year to focus on trees and shrubs with particular seasonal interest as well as insect pests that…

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Attracting Wildlife & Obtaining Benefits from Urban Trees

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

Join Tierney Bocsi, University of Massachusetts, for the June 13th 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as she discusses strategies and research findings regarding attracting wildlife and maximizing benefits from urban trees. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 623-824-819

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Plant Camp! Day #1

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Just starting out in the green industry, taking the MCH exam, or looking to expand your plant palette? UMass Extension's Plant Camp offers a plant ID workshop series that can help! We're starting in 2019 with the first two sessions in this annual series. JUNE 20, 2019 - 9 am to 3:30 pm Day 1: THE BASICS – Get started with “The Basics”. This workshop is for those new to plant material or those that are looking for a refresher on…

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Plant Camp! Day #2

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748 United States
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Just starting out in the green industry, taking the MCH exam, or looking to expand your plant palette? UMass Extension's Plant Camp offers a plant ID workshop series that can help! We're starting in 2019 with the first two sessions in this annual series. JUNE 27, 2019 - 1 to 4 pm Day 2: NEW INTRODUCTIONS – Let’s talk cultivars. The second workshop in the series can be either a continuation of The Basics or a stand-only workshop for those looking…

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August 2019

Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Urban & Community Forestry division will hold a grant information session on August 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Conference Room at Quinsigamond State Park, 10 N. Lake Ave, Worcester. To RSVP, please contact Mollie Freilicher, 413-577-2966 or by email.

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Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCR Amherst Field Office, 40 Cold Storage Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States

August 23, noon-2:00 p.m. | Informal Drop-In session – Stop by between 12:00-2:00 to talk about your project idea.  DCR Amherst Field Office, Conference Room, 40 Cold Storage Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

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September 2019

Information Session: DCR Challenge Grants

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pittsfield | September 6, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. DCR West Region Headquarters, 740 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01202 Questions or to RSVP for a session: Contact Mollie Freilicher. Find out more about our grant program at our program website.

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MQTW Training Course-Session One

September 11

The six-session Massachusetts Qualified Tree Warden training course begins today. Pre-registration is required - register before August 30th here.

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Webinar: Tree Growth & Development in a Changing Climate

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

Join Director Chuck Cannon, PhD, The Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum for the September 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as he discusses how researchers are employing high & low-tech means to better understand factors like tree growth, root development, and sap flow. Attend live & receive free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering 469-756-059

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Massachusetts Town Forest Conference

September 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Town of Sherborn Community Center, 2 Sanger Street
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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See the possibilities for community forestry! A gathering of community members, foresters, land trusts, municipal officials, civic groups, and natural resource professionals in Sherborn, MA. Co-hosted by the Town of Sherborn, MA DCR Service Forestry Program, and the USDA Forest Service.  For more information contact: Michael Downey 978-368-0126 x129 michael.downey@mass.gov Registration: http://www.masswoodlands.org/events/  

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Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst, 270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA United States
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Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus.…

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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join us for the fall dinner meeting of the Western Massachusetts Tree Wardens! Our speakers will be Dr. Nicholas Brazee from UMass Extension, presenting important updates with Pests and Pathogens of 2019, and Evan Haskins from BlueRoc will discuss Using Behavioral Safety to 'Avoid the Cliff.' Register online here Download the brochure to register by mail

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October 2019

Invasive Insect Certification Program – Day 1

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Publick House, 277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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 Day 1 of Invasive Insect Certification Program for Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forest Pests: The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects 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, winter moth, and…

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Mass. DCR Tree Steward Training

October 25 - October 26
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St.
Petersham, MA 01366 United States
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Tree Steward Training Registration is now open October 25-26, 2019 | Fisher Museum of Harvard Forest, Petersham This two-day training will cover Tree Wardens and the Community, Funding, Trees and Pruning, Diagnosing Insect and Disease Problems, Tree Identification, Working with Volunteers, Site Selection and Proper Tree Planting Techniques, i-Tree, and more. For questions, contact Mollie Freilicher, mollie.freilicher@mass.gov or 413-577-2966 or go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/urban-and-community-forestry Register by October 11.

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Dr. John Ball – MAA Safety Saves

October 29 @ 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 @ 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 - November 9

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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