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June 2020

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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B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 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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September 2020

Webinar: Biology of Ticks and Other Tick-Borne Disease

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

Speaker: Daniel Sonenshine, Professor Emeritus, Old Dominion University; Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH) Dr. Rich will host Dr. Daniel Sonenshine, preeminent tick biologist who quite literally wrote the book on ticks (Biology of Ticks in two volumes, co-authored with Dr. R. Michael Roe).  Dr. Sonenshine’s research interest in ticks precedes the discovery of Lyme disease in North America and he is thus uniquely qualified to provide a historical context for this public…

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Webinar: Insect Pests in the Landscape

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

September's Urban Forestry Today webcast will feature Tawny Simisky, University of Massachusetts Extension, who will discuss the identification and management of frequently encountered insect pests of the Northeast U.S. during the 2020 growing season. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by clicking here or by visiting www.joinwebinar.com & entering: 272-670-491

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Western Mass. Tree Wardens Fall Meeting

September 15
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.  Hopefully we will see you at a meeting in 2021!

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October 2020

DCR Challenge Grant: Intent to Apply Deadline

October 1

DCR Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant - This is an annual grant opportunity for municipalities and nonprofit groups in Massachusetts to improve and protect their urban forests. The deadline to submit an Intent to Apply form is October 1, with full applications due November 1. See their website for more information.

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New England ISA Annual Conference 2020

October 4 - October 6
Online webinar United States

The New England Chapter's 53rd annual conference will be a virtual event, untethered to any specific hotel or city.  A streamlined schedule will mean less time away from your business. This year's conference will feature keynote speakers, Nina Bassuk and Peter Trowbridge, sharing their expertise on urban forestry and design. Get ready for lots of networking, education, and fun! Register today to earn the CEUs and pesticide credits you need to maintain your credentials.

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Webinar: Measuring Multi-Stemmed Trees

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

Yasha A. S. Magarik, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Lara Roman, PhD, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station, Northern Research Station Find out more: https://treefund.org/webinars

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Webinar: Millions, Billions, and Trillions – Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive?

October 14 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
Online webinar United States

Millions, Billions, and Trillions - Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive? will feature Michelle Johnson, PhD, and Rich Hallet, PhD, USDA Forest Service and Rachel Holmes, The Nature Conservancy. For details, and to view the webinar and watch past webinars, go to www.fs.fed.us/research/urban-webinars/.

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Webinar: Tick-borne Disease Surveillance in the US

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

Speaker: Dr. Ben Beard, Deputy Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rich welcomes Dr. Ben Beard to the TickTalk webinar.  Dr. Beard will present the latest CDC findings on the burdens of tick-borne disease and public health trends. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7480889502398662145 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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Webinar: Social Media and Urban Forestry

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar United States

The Urban Forestry Today monthly webinar for October will feature Jennifer Byerly, Project Learning Tree, speaking about using social media to get the word out about urban forestry. The speaker will discuss how social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook offer arborists the opportunity to foster an interest in, and awareness of, urban trees. Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's, click here OR visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com & enter 335-987-275.  ​This live broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0…

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