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UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program helps to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management.

Invasive Plant Certification Program
Japanese knotweed in flower

While turf and landscape professionals might be very proficient in the development of a weed management program for turf and/or landscape, invasive plant management often reveals many new and unique challenges. UMass Extenstion offers a 4-day program is intended to help participants meet these challenges when attempting to develop an invasive plant management program as part of their business. 

 

40th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference: Species Selection in the Urban Landscape - Professional Perspectives

Trees with sunlight A one-day conference designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. The conference features presenters who will examine how they select trees and other vegetation to address specific scenarios such as public safety and climate change. For the full schedule and how to register, go to http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/40th-annual-umass-community-tree-conference-species-selection-in-urban-landscape.