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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.

Shade tree view from below Join us for this virtual conference with a full day of topics designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, landscape architects, landscape contractors, and shade tree committee members. Topics include: a safety roundtable: Are Some Climbing Techniques “Safer” Than Others?, investigating how biochar can rescue declining trees, a look at the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Trapping Program, new tools the US Forest Service is using to improve urban forest management, investigating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assess likelihood of tree failure from digital images, and a review of 2020 and what to expect in 2021: The 1-2 Punch of Pathogens and Pests to Trees & Shrubs. For more details, the full schedule, and registration info, go to:

Sustainable landscaping uses multiple management strategies that seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment while maintaining aesthetically pleasing landscapes. Attendees can choose to attend either of these half-day sessions, or the entire two-day program.