40th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference: Species Selection in the Urban Landscape - Professional Perspectives
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:45am to 3:00pm
Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
This one-day conference is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. The conference features presenters who will examine how they select trees and other vegetation to address specifi c scenarios such as public safety and climate change. Topics include: Choosing Trees for Storm Resistance, Creating Habitat for Birds in Urban Settings, Selecting Trees to Improve Public Health in the City, Addressing Climate Change at the Local Level: Trees in the Urban Landscape, Insects and Disease: Strategic Approaches to Managing Threats, and Expert Perspectives: Evaluating the Species Selections of Our Panelists.
Sponsored by UMass Extension in cooperation with the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute.