2019 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 dates for 2019?
September 11
September 25
October 2
October 23
November 6
November 20
What time do the classes meet?
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
How much does it cost? One course fee covers all six sessions.  Member price is $400.  Non-member price of $485 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 should bring their own brown bag lunches. The mid-day break of 45 minutes does not allow time to go out. (There will be morning coffee!)
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!
Can I attend if I am not a municipal employee? Preference will be given to those in the public sector: tree wardens, deputy tree wardens, and other municipal employees. If you are not currently working for a town or city, we will place you on a wait list and notify you if space is available after September 1st.
Will there be continuing education credits? Yes. CEUs will be available for certified arborists (ISA and MCA), and there will be CTSP and pesticide credits for applicable sessions.
Will this course be offered another time? The full six-session course takes place biennially, alternating years with UMass Green School. This means that the next Qualified Tree Warden Course will be held in the fall of 2021.