Tree Wardens, Tree Companies, and Utility Arborists of Western MA:
Inaugural Dinner Meeting

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bluebonnet Diner, Northampton, MA

Speaker: Ken Gooch, DCR Director of Forest Health
ISA, MCA, and pesticide credits have been requested.
Registration deadline: June 1.

Come to the inaugural meeting of the Western Mass Tree Wardens, a sub-group of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association. Meet and network with other tree wardens, tree companies, and utility arborists from Western Mass.
Hear Ken Gooch discuss Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and what you can do to minimize the impact.
Earn CEUS.

If your select board asks what your community is doing about EAB, do you have an answer?

Register by June 1. Meeting Brochure pdf format of Meeting Brochure

For more information and to register, go to or contact Karen at 781-894-4759 or

In partnership with the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation,  UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, Center for Agriculture, Food & the Environment,  USDA Forest Service,  and Eversource Energy.

Structural Soils in the Urban Environment: The Practitioner’s Perspective
Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Join us for the final installment in this two-part series as we hear from Andrew Hillman, Community Forestry Consultant/Urban Forestry Coordinator with the Davey Resource Group, as he highlights his many years of work overseeing and implementing planting projects that have involved Cornell University Structural Soil (CU-Soil) in Ithaca, NY, and around the world.  Andy will discuss his first-hand observations relating to the do’s and don’ts of using CU-Soil as part of growing the urban forest.

To attend, visit and input NEW code # 131121483.

This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.
For more information, contact:
Rick Harper, Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts, Amherst  

Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ & Foresters’ Association, University of Massachusetts Extension, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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