MQTW course FAQ

This six-module course is designed to teach tree wardens what they need to know to fulfill their duties.  Below is a list of questions you may have. Please email us if you need further information.
What are the six class dates and locations?
October 10 – Eversource, Westwood, MA
November 14 – Eversource, Westwood, MA
December 20 – Eversource, Westwood, MA
March 8 – Acton Public Safety Facility, Acton, MA
April 17 – Eversource, Westwood, MA
May 1 – Eversource, Westwood, MA
What time do the classes meet? Each class will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
How much does it cost?  One course fee covers all six sessions.  Member price is $300.  Non-member price of $385 includes a one-year membership to MTWFA.
Do I have to attend the entire course? Yes. Participants agree to sign up for and attend all six sessions.
What about lunch? Participants may bring their own lunches or purchase them in the Eversource cafeteria.  In March only, at the Acton Public Safety Facility, lunch will be provided.
Do I have to be my town’s “official” tree warden to attend?  No. We know there are many of you out there who are performing the work of a tree warden but do not have the official title. And even if you do have the title, but some or all of the actual duties are delegated to others, that’s okay too.  If this course will be helpful to you, we welcome you!
Will there be continuing education credits? Yes. CEUs will be available for certified arborists (ISA and MCA) and there will be pesticide credits for applicable sessions.
Will this course be offered another time?  Not right away. The hope is to offer the full six-session course biennially, alternating years with UMass Green School. This means that our next Qualified Tree Warden Course will take place beginning in the fall of 2019.