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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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June 2020

Webinar: Spotted Lanternfly – Future of DNA Monitoring

June 4 @ 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: Response to the Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania

June 9 @ 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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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Summer Meeting

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back to the calendar for status of the September meeting!

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Urban Forestry Today Webcast: What’s My Tree Worth?

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

What's My Tree Worth? Tree Appraisal Case Studies Join Lindsey Purcell, Purdue University in a return appearance to further outline examples and case studies of tree appraisal in the urban environment. Attend live and receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com and entering code 587-288-603 Broadcast availability will be limited to the first 500 live attendees - first come, first served.

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Webinar: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Massachusetts

June 16 @ 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: EAB and Progress of Biocontrol

June 23 @ 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: Massachusetts Invasive Trees + Shrubs

June 30 @ 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…

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July 2020

A2: State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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UMass Extension's 2020 Invasive Plant Management Certification ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford MA This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Attendees are encouraged to take…

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Urban Forestry Today Webinar: Energy Benefits of Trees

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Join Professor Benjamin S. Weil, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, for the Thursday July 09 noon-hour (Eastern) webcast about the "Energy Benefits of Trees." Dr. Weil will discuss research-based findings regarding potential impacts associated with residential utility costs and the effects of urban tree plantings. To attend live, click here OR visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter code 688-720-819 @ 12:00 noon (Eastern). ​This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit. And, to stay in…

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August 2020

A3: The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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UMass Extension's 2020 Invasive Plant Management Certification ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford MA This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Attendees are encouraged to take…

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Webinar: Extinction of Deer Ticks in North America

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

Dr. Stephen Rich, Professor of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts and Director the Laboratory of Medical Zoology will discuss a recent publication in Nature (June 2020) from the Laboratory of Medical Zoology that provides insight to the evolutionary and ecological origin of the primary Lyme disease vectors in North America. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7268068031726182913 There will be no pesticide contact hours or association credits for these free webinars. To watch recordings of any of the previous webinars, go to the archived list at http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/education-events/webinars  

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