AMHERST, Mass — A one-day conference designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members is planned for Tuesday, March 7, at Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst.
Sponsored by UMass Extension in cooperation with the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute.
* UMass Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program Update – Mark Reiland, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation
* Trees & Overhead Utilities: Design Solutions for Sustainable Streets & Roadsides – David Boniarz, Ph.D., UNRI, USDA Forest Service
* Utilities & Communities in Partnership: Enhancing Public Safety & Protecting Trees from the Utility Perspective – Calvin Layton, Eversource
* Utilities & Communities in Partnership: Enhancing Public Safety & Protecting Trees from the Community Perspective – Alan Snow, Town of Amherst
* Utilities and Storm Resiliency – Sara Sankowich, Unitil
* From the Diagnostic Lab: What Can We Expect This Growing Season? – Nicholas Brazee, Ph.D., UMass Extension Diagnostic Lab
1 PESTICIDE CONTACT HOUR AVAILABLE for Applicator’s License and categories 29, 35, and 36.
Association credits available: 5 ISA, 3.5 SAF, 1.5 CTSP, 4.5 CFE, 2 MCLP, and 1 MCH. MCA credit pending.
For a registration form or to register online using a credit card, go to
Cost is $90/person for first registration, $75/person for each additional registration from the same company. Coffee break and parking pass included in registration fee (lunch is on your own).
Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
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