STOCKBRIDGE, 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 will be held Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 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.
*Choosing Trees for Storm Resistance
Alex Sherman, MCA, Tree Warden, City of Springfield
*Creating Habitat for Birds in Urban Settings
Desirée Narango, Ph.D., US Forest Service, Amherst MA
*Selecting Trees to Improve Public Health in the City
Angela Vincent, AICP, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, and Neil Angus, AICP, Devens Enterprise Commission
*Climate Change at the Local Level: Trees in the Urban Landscape
Emily Slotnick, Senior Planner Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
*Insects and Disease: Strategic Approaches to Managing Threats
Jennifer Forman-Orth, Ph.D., Environmental Biologist, MA Dept of Agricultural Resources
*Expert Perspectives: Evaluating Species Selections by our Panelists
Brian Kane, Ph.D., UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation & David Bloniarz, Ph.D, US Forest Service
1 PESTICIDE CONTACT HOUR AVAILABLE for Applicator’s License and categories 29, 35, and 36.
Association credits available: 4 ISA, 2 MCA, 2 MCLP, and 1 MCH. SAF and CTSP requested.
For a registration form or to register online using a credit card, go to
Cost is $95/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).For more information, contact UMass Extension at (413) 545-0895, firstname.lastname@example.org.
–UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
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