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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.

Ornamental Tree and Shrub ID and Insect Walk June 12
Enkianthus flowers

Studying for the MCH, MCLP, or MCA exam? Want some hand’s on experience identifying significant landscape plants to expand your palette of offerings for your clients while also scouting for potential insect problems? Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist, and Mandy Bayer, Extension Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst, for a walk around the grounds at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. This will be the perfect time of year to focus on trees and shrubs with particular seasonal interest as well as insect pests that are active.

TickTalk with TickReport! Webinar Series

The last live webinar in this free series will be about 2019 Tick Updates From the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) and will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at noon.

Watch all the topics, which include: 

  • Ticks and Personal Protection
  • Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Associated Diseases
  • 2018/2019 Tick Updates from the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ)
  • American Dog Ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) and Lonestar Ticks (Amblyomma americanum) and Associated Diseases 

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