This one-day conference is designed for managers and employees who work outdoors: arborists, tree wardens, municipal managers, DPW workers, city planners, surveyors, foresters and landscape architects. UMass Extension, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service sponsor this annual event.
Everyone who works outdoors - whether on the street, in a park or in a client’s backyard - is exposed to a variety of issues every day. This year’s conference will take a look at the benefits of trees, Greening Amherst: an update on urban forest management practices and policies, establishing trees: the ten-year plan, selling the care of mature trees, safe pesticide storage, handling and use, and the Asian longhorned beetle: a climber’s perspective. This conference is designed for everyone working outdoors with trees in New England.
Cost is $65 for first registration, $40/person for each additional registration from the same company.
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|8:00 - 9:00 AM||Registration & Coffee|
|Morning Moderator: Dennis Ryan, Ed.D., Univ. of Mass. Department of Environmental Conservation|
|9:00 – 10:00||The Benefits of Trees
David Bloniarz, Ph.D., UNRI, USDA Forest Service
|10:00 – 10:45||Greening Amherst: An Update on Urban Forest Management Practices and Policies
Alan Snow, Tree Warden – Town of Amherst, MA
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 11:45||Establishing Trees: The Early Years
David Lefcourt, City Arborist – City of Cambridge, MA
|Noon – 1:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|Afternoon Moderator: David Bloniarz, Ph.D., UNRI, USDA Forest Service|
|1:10 – 2:00||Maximizing Benefits: Selling the Care of Mature Trees
Mike Lueders, President – Lueders Environmental
|2:00 – 2:50||Pesticide Safety: Storage, Handling & Use
Patrick Parker, Plant Health Care Program Director – SavATree
|2:50 – 3:00||Break|
|3:00– 3:50||Asian Longhorned Beetle: A Climber’s Perspective
Melissa LeVangie, USDA ALB Program
|4:00 PM||Questions & Open Discussion
Professional Continuing Education Credits (MAA, ISA, SAF, Pesticide Applicators)
1.5 pesticide contact hours for categories 36, 40, and 00 (licensed applicator). Pesticide contact hours are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.
ISA, SAF, CFE, MCA, MCH and MCLP professional certification credits have been requested.