AMHERST, Mass. — A one-day conference designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts will take place Tuesday, March 10th in Stockbridge Hall, on the UMass Amherst campus. Arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members are all encouraged to attend.
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.
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2 PESTICIDE CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE for Applicator’s License and categories 29, 35, and 36. Association credits available: 5 ISA, 4 CFE (cat 1), .75 CTSP, 2 MCA, 2 MCLP, and 1 MCH. SAF credit 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, email@example.com.
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