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September 2018

SEMTWAA Annual Field Day & Equipment Show

September 20, 2018
Upland Sportsman’s Club Pavilion, 76 Upland Road
Plympton, MA United States
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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King St. (Route 5)
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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The event is fast approaching and now you can register online here. Come hear Alex Sherman, Springfield City Forester, share his knowledge about Contracting Urban Forestry Work, followed by Ken Gooch giving us his informative Forest Health Update.  ISA, MCA and pesticide credits have been requested. To read more information and, if you prefer, register by mail, view and download the fall dinner meeting brochure.

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October 2018

Establishing Trees in Urban Environments

October 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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This 3-hour program will help you brush up on tree planting techniques, review the latest best management practices, and prepare you for better success rates with your upcoming fall and spring tree plantings. To view the agenda or to register by mail, download and print the brochure. Or register online here.

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Webinar: The Science of Fall Leaf Color

October 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

Why do we see leaves turn shades of orange, red, and yellow during the fall months? Join Professor Abby van den Berg, PhD, University of Vermont, for this month's 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as she details the science behind fall leaf color change in trees. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting www.joinwebinar.com and entering code 647-964-115.

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Stockbridge School Centennial

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
UMass Amherst Amherst, MA United States + Google Map

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary on October 5 & 6, 2018.  Special events for the celebration will be held on the UMass Amherst campus beginning Friday evening, October 5th and will continue throughout the day on Saturday, October 6th.  A banquet will be held Saturday evening to close the celebration. Stay tuned to our website and social media (Facebook & Twitter) for more information.  Email any questions you may have to: stockbridge100th@umass.edu

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MA Tree Steward Training

October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Harvard Forest, 324 North Main St.
Petersham, MA 01366 United States
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Each fall, the Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Program, the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association, and the USDA Forest Service host a training for Tree Board members, tree activists, interested citizens, tree wardens and other green professionals. This Tree Steward Training provides foundation instruction in tree physiology, tree care, and other urban and community forestry issues with the aim of developing better tree stewardship in Massachusetts communities of all sizes.

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CANCELLED: Southeastern MA Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

October 18, 2018
MA United States

PLEASE NOTE: the October 2018 meeting has been cancelled.

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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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