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.