USFS Strike TeamTwenty-two arborists and foresters recently completed the Urban Forest Strike Team training for task specialists in Springfield MA.  The two-day workshop included both indoor presentations and outdoor field exercises. The latest task specialist training was a joint effort of the U.S. Forest Service, Massachusetts DCR Urban & Community Forestry Program, MTWFA, and City of Springfield Forestry. The training session was funded with federal money under a four-year cooperative agreement between the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Area and MTWFA.