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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.

Ticks and Tick-Associated Diseases Conference - April 24
Deer tick questing

Landscapers, arborists, lawn care professionals, grounds managers, and essentially anyone working outdoors runs the risk of encountering, being bitten by, and contracting a tick-associated disease from multiple tick species in Massachusetts.

TickTalk with TickReport! Webinar Series

A free live webinar series on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (March, April, May, and October) at noon.

Topics include: Ticks And Personal Protection; Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Associated Diseases; 2018/2019 Tick Updates from the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ); American Dog Ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) and Lonestar Ticks (Amblyomma americanum) and Associated Diseases; and 2019 Tick Updates From the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ). More details at