This one-day conference is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. This year's conference will present updates on safety (ANSI Z133 revision), pest management, research, and i-Tree as well as managing invasives in Springfield.
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.
Pesticide & Professional Credits
2 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License.
Association credits: 4 (cat 1) & 1 (cat 2) CFE, 5 ISA, 4.5 SAF, .75 CTSP, 1 MCH, 1 MCA (safety), 2 MCA (education), and 2 MCLP.
Cost is $95 for first registration, $75/person for each additional registration from the same company.
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8:45 Welcoming Remarks
Morning Moderator: Brian Kane, Ph.D. Mass. Arborists Association Professor, UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation
8:50 Safety Update - 2017 ANSI Z133 Revision
Ed Carpenter, President of North American Training Solutions
9:40 Research Update – Can Trained Volunteers Structurally Prune Young Street Trees?
Ryan Fawcett, Cand. M.S., UMass - Amherst
10:50 Managing Invasives in Springfield
Doug Johnson / Clayton Edwards, MDAR
11:40 – 12:30 Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Moderator: David V. Bloniarz, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service, Amherst, MA
12:30 Scholarship Awards
MA Tree Wardens & Forester’s Association – Paul Sellers, President
MA Arborist Association - Trumbull Barrett, President
MAA/MTWFA Dennis Ryan Outstanding Arboriculture Student Scholarship - Trumbull Barrett, President MAA, and Paul Sellers, President MTWFA
Southeast MA Tree Wardens - Paul Sellers, President
12:45 iTree Update
Dave Bloniarz, USDA Forest Service
1:30 Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs: Identification and Management
Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist
2:30 New Challenges in the World of Woody Plant Diseases
Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist
3:20 Q & A, Pesticide & Professional Credits, Feedback & Adjourn