Researchers at UMass Amherst are conducting an ongoing study on commonalities between street trees planted in municipalities around the globe. Dr. Brian Kane, Mass. Arborists Association Professor of Arboriculture, and Dr. Bethany Bradley, Associate Professor of Biogeography, are collecting data from around the globe and would like to see Massachusetts represented in this survey. Please help them out by completing this short ~3 minute survey.
Online registration is now available. Join us in Sturbridge on January 8-9, 2019 to attend two education-packed days, connect with colleagues and vendors, and earn continuing education credits. To view the full program and to download a registration form, see the 2019 Conference Brochure.
Massachusetts DCR has made available the 2018 results of their annual Forest Health Survey. View 2018 Aerial Survey map, as well as the list of the Aerial Survey Acreage Totals 2018, detailed by county.
Registration is now open for the Fall Dinner Meeting of the Western Mass. Tree Wardens. This event at the Bluebonnet Diner will feature speakers Springfield’s Alex Sherman on Contracting Urban Forest Work, and DCR’s Ken Gooch giving us the latest Forest Health Update (1 pesticide credit: core, and category 35, 36). Register here online. To view the complete evening program or to register by mail, download and print the fall dinner meeting brochure.
The Southeastern Mass. Tree Wardens’ and Arborists’ Association (SEMTWAA) will host its annual Field Day and Equipment Show on September 20 at the Upland Sportsman’s Club in Plympton, MA. Register now to attend and enjoy the classic chicken barbecue, visit vendors displaying the latest gear and equipment, view or join in the fun skills competitions, and purchase raffle tickets to win a new chainsaw. All proceeds benefit the SEMTWAA Student Scholarship Fund. Download the brochure here and return with your payment to SEMTWAA, or email your ticket order to SEMTWAA@gmail.com. Advance reservations are required.