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UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program helps to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management.

Our Invasive Plant Management Certification series begins February 19th

This 4-day program helps participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. A certificate in Invasive Plant Managment may be obtained by attending all four sessions and fulfilling course requirements. Mile-a-minute vine

Topics include: Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science, State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management, The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification, and Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. Find more details at

UMass Extension's GREEN SCHOOL is coming in 2020!

UMass Green School logo Every two years, UMass Extension offers our popular Green School, a comprehensive 12-day certificate short course for Green Industry professionals taught by UMass Extension Specialists and University of Massachusetts faculty. Green School is designed for landscapers, lawn care specialists, nursery operators, sports field managers, public and private grounds managers, arborists and others in the green industry. More details coming soon!
When: Oct. 26 - Dec. 14, 2020, twice weekly from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA.