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39th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference: Ecological Perspectives of the Urban Forest

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Event date/time: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 8:45am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
UMass Campus Center Auditorium
Note the date and location change for this event!

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.

Topics will include: Safe Pruning Practices to Reduce Risk and Enhance Wildlife, iTree as a Tool for Assessing Urban Wildlife Habitat & Landscapes, An Introduction to Using UAV’s (Drones) to Inventory Resources, and From the Diagnostic Lab: What Can We Expect This Growing Season?

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.

Registration

Cost is $90 for first registration, $75/person for each additional registration from the same company.

To register by mail with check or PO: To register online with a credit card:

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Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 Attendee Check-In & Coffee
8:45 – 8:50 Welcoming Remarks
Morning Moderator:  Rick W. Harper, Univ. of Mass. Department of Environmental Conservation
8:50 – 9:40 Safe Pruning Practices to Reduce Risk and Enhance Wildlife – I
Rick Harper and Dr. Brian Kane, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation
9:40 – 10:30 Safe Pruning Practices to Reduce Risk and Enhance Wildlife – II
Drs. Paige Warren and Brian Kane, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, and Dr. Susannah Lerman, USDA FS
10:30 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:40 iTree as a Tool for Assessing Urban Wildlife Habitat & Landscapes
David V. Bloniarz, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service – Urban Natural Resources Institute
11:40 – 12:40 Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Moderator: David V. Bloniarz, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service – UNRI
12:45 – 1:00 Scholarship Awards
Mass. Tree Wardens & Forester’s Assoc. (MTWFA) - Alex Sherman, MTWFA President
Mass. Arborist Association (MAA) - Natascha Batchelor, MAA President
Southeast Mass Tree Wardens - Kyle Barry, SETW President
1:00 – 2:00 An Introduction to Using UAV’s (Drones) to Inventory Resources
Ryan Wicks & Charlie Schweik, Ph.D., UMass Air
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 From the Diagnostic Lab: What Can We Expect This Growing Season?
Nicholas Brazee, Ph.D., UMass Extension Diagnostic Lab
3:15 – 3:30

Q & A
Pesticide & Professional Credits
Feedback
Dismissal

Pesticide & Professional Credits

One Pesticide contact hour for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License pending. 4.5 ISA, 4.5 SAF, 2 MCA, 1 MCH, 2 MCLP, and 1.5 CTSP credit(s) have been approved for this event.

Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
(413) 545-0895
Contact's email: 
Location: 
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
1 Campus Center Way Amherst MA