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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Part 3 of a three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00am
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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
While landscape and turf professionals may be knowledgeable about the state regulations that govern the type of work they normally do, regulations that govern certain aspects of invasive plant management may be different. This session covers state regulations including the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, and pesticide regulations, including those specific to right-of-ways. This workshop is Session A2 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am
An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed. This workshop is Session A3 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Come join us to learn ways to make your landscape greener and sustainable.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:00am
This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Participants will learn key identification features for a variety of spring blooming plants, with an emphasis on ornamental features.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
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.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.

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