Join us for the fall dinner meeting of the Western Massachusetts Tree Wardens! Our speakers will be Dr. Nicholas Brazee from UMass Extension, presenting important updates with Pests and Pathogens of 2019, and Evan Haskins from BlueRoc will discuss Using Behavioral Safety to ‘Avoid the Cliff.’Register online here
Registration is now open for the second Massachusetts Qualified Tree Warden training course, to begin in September 2019 and wrap up in November. The six-module course, held every other year, is designed to educate tree wardens about what they need to know to fulfill their duties. Those who successfully complete the course receive the Massachusetts Qualified Tree Warden (MQTW) designation and certificate of achievement. Here is a list of frequently asked questions. Please email us for further information. Click here for a session-by-session course outline. If you prefer to register by paper: brochures will be mailed soon, or you can download and print the registration brochure below.
The Summer Dinner Meeting of the Western Massachusetts Tree Wardens will feature two great speakers. Ken Gooch from the DCR Forest Health Program will give us updates on the latest forest health conditions to know and watch for, including gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, spotted lanternfly and more. Our second featured speaker will be Russell Holman of Arborway Tree Care, explaining safe work practices for arborists and how safety can save time, money and lives. Register online and don’t miss this one – this will be the last official appearance for Ken before he retires!!
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Join the group on June 4th at the training classroom in the Acton Public Safety Facility to learn how to use the latest i-Tree tools to quantify tree benefits and help promote your tree program. Instructor Josh Behounek from Davey Resource Group will help attendees explore the various facets of the free i-Tree software and show how the information gained can be useful to support and enhance public and private tree programs. Read more details or go straight to the online registration.
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The 2019 Seedling Sale is nearing its close, with orders due by April 15th. (Seedlings may be delivered until early May.) Use the brochure order form and either fax to 413-315-3454 or email to Dave Hawkins. Proceeds of the annual sale support the MTWFA Scholarship Fund. Read more about our scholarships and view the recipients.
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