As the 2019 Annual Conference fades into memory, we thank all who came and supported the association. If you were there, you know that this conference set yet another record for attendance, great student turnout, and a robust presence of exhibitors! The speaker lineup was a strong one, with varied programs that offered plentiful arborist, landscaper, and safety-specific credits. Another highlight was the awards ceremony. Congratulations to Richard Parasiliti, City of Northampton, who received the Tree Warden of the Year Award, and to Mollie Freilicher, Mass. DCR Urban & Community Forestry, who received the President’s Award for her initiative and major support to make the Qualified Tree Warden program become a reality in 2018. Stay tuned for photos!
The Annual Conference starts tomorrow, January 8 and continues on Wednesday, January 9. We’re all in Sturbridge getting ready, but you can still join us even though online registration is now closed. Just come to the registration desk, tell us you want to register, and bring your payment (check, credit card or PO #). The late registration fees are members $195 and non-members $215. Still not sure? Check out the 2019 Conference Program Book; the schedule of presentations is on pages 8-9. Hope to see you there!
The 2019 annual conference is coming up soon, extra-extra early this year, on January 8-9. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so online here. Online registration – and early-bird rates – will close on January 5. If you miss the January 5 deadline, you can still register at the conference center at the higher, on-site rates. It makes sense to save $25 now with an early registration!
Not sure if you want to register, or need more information about CEUs, the agenda, speakers and exhibitors? Get an advance peek at the 2019 Conference Program Book and learn all about it. Hope to see you in Sturbridge!
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.