DCR Arbor Day Poster Contest 2024

This year’s theme: Healthy Trees, Healthy Towns

This year Massachusetts third, fourth, and fifth graders can participate in the Arbor Day Poster Contest. Each school holds its own poster contest and submits their winning poster to the DCR. Prizes include art supplies, ice cream, and a tree for the winner’s school. Submissions are due March 15.

The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association.

Find out how students in your community can participate in this great contest! Find out more: Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

2024 Seedlings Sale is OPEN

The 2024 seedling sale has begun! Promote TREES and TREE PLANTING! Seedlings may be distributed to schoolchildren and other Arbor Day/Earth Day participants. The seedling gifts may be part of a ceremony or presentation that promotes Arbor Day, Earth Day, and the value of trees to people and the environment. The seedling order deadline is April 12, 2024.  The seedlings must be delivered by May 3rd to avoid damage from extreme temperatures during shipping. Click HERE to download the brochure and order your seedlings! Proceeds benefit the MTWFA Scholarship fund. IMPORTANT – WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF WHITE DOGWOOD!

October 19, 2023. Western Mass Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting

Please join us at the Bluebonnet Diner from 5-7:30. The evenings topics will highlight some of the research UMass students and faculty have been doing to help us better understand and manage our green infrastructure Master’s students will present on their research and seek input from audience. Register Today!

Work Zone Safety Sessions from Baystate Roads

Baystate Roads is offering Work Zone Safety sessions in West Stockbridge, Paxton, and Chicopee this October and November. This session reviews the general considerations for planning and installing temporary traffic control. Participants will discuss the needs and methods for inspecting and maintaining temporary traffic control. Find out more at Baystate Roads.

Municipal Pruning and Training Survey

Participate in this survey from Tes Siarnacki, Masters graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, about tree pruning practices in Massachusetts cities and towns. They survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Link to survey.

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