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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Training 1 in the Identifying Freshwater Wetlands in the Landscape series is an introduction to inland wetland plant identification and begins with an overview of the major characteristics of woody and nonwoody vegetation used for identification in most plant keys.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:00am

In Training 2 of the Identifying Freshwater Wetlands in the Landscape series, participants will be introduced to some of the fundamental characteristics of soils that are used to identify hydric (wetland) soils in the field, including soil texture, color, horizon type and redoximorphic features.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:30am


8:30 - 10:15 AM Making the Soil – Plant Health – Pest Tolerance Connection
Mary Owen, UMass Extension Turf Specialist
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:15pm
This two hour program will provide two recertification contact hours for all categories of pesticide licenses, Natalia P. Clifton, UMass Extension will discuss a variety of timely topics of importance to pesticide applicators.