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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:00am
A critical first step in the development of a weed or invasive plant management program is a strong and complete understanding of several principles and fundamentals of the discipline of weed science. The session will cover the topics of weed biology, weed ecology, herbicide modes-of-action, herbicide timings and more. This workshop is Session A1 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning and training grapes in order to produce a bountiful crop. Led by Sonia Schloemann.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am
This presentation will explore how fruit can be incorporated into an edible landscape setting.Led by Sonia Schloemann. $35 fee.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 8:45am
*NOTE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE!** 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.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 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 29, 2018 - 9:00am
Come join us to learn about landscaping principles and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Come learn the basics for pruning blueberries for your home landscape, led by Sonia Schloemann. $35 fee.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 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.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care. Led by Jon Clements and Dan Cooley. $45 fee (if afternoon workshop is taken, fee is reduced for both)