UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program

Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop

Event date/time: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst

Led by UMass Extension Plant Pathologist Nick Brazee, participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy to view many of the pathogens seen earlier in the day.


Pre-registration required as seating is limited; the cost is $100.

This session has reached capacity and registration is now closed. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, call 413-545-0895 or e-mail

Pesticide & Professional Certification Credits

Five pesticide contact hours for categories 35 (forest pest control), 36 (shade tree & ornamental), or 00 (applicator's license) will be available. Pesticide contact hours are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.

ISA, MCA, MCH and MCLP professional certification credits have been requested.

Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
270 Stockbridge Road Amherst MA