University of Massachusetts Community Tree Conference: Saving Our Trees


Tuesday, March 12, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm


This one-day conference is designed for arborists, tree wardens, municipal managers, city planners, foresters, sugar bush owners and landscape architects who are involved with the management of property, both private and public. The University of Massachusetts Extension, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service sponsor this annual conference.

Topics include:
Strategies & Designs that Promote Urban Tree Survival
    Rick W. Harper, UMass Extension  Asst. Professor of Urban & Community Forestry
Re-Greening Springfield, A Model for Cities, Towns & Villages
    David Bloniarze, USDA Forest Service Urban Forester
Pruning to Reduce the Risk of Tree Failure
    Brian Kane, MAA Professor of Commercial Arboriculture, University of Massachusetts
MGL Ch. 87 & the Utility Industry
    Tom Brady, Tree Warden of Brookline & Paul Sellers of N-Star
Shade Tree Pathology: What's New & Old
    Nicholas Brazee, UMass Extension Pathologist
Insect Pest Management: Where We Stand with Exotic Invasions
    Robert Childs, UMass Extension Entomologist

Two Massachusetts pesticide contact hours available for Applicator's License, categories 36 and 40.
Association credits available:  1 CTSP, 1 MCA, 2 MCLP, 5 SAF, and 5 CFE's. ISA credit pending.

For a registration form or to register online using a credit card, go to under UPCOMING EVENTS.

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Cost is $65/person for first registration, $40/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,,
or Dennis Ryan at (413) 545-6626,

Event Details

Event WebsiteUMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
ContactEllen Weeks
Phone(413) 545-0895
EmailContact via Email
OrganizationUMass Extension
InstructorDennis Ryan
TCIA MaterialsNo

Location & Directions

Stockbridge Hall
80 Campus Center Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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