meeting-iconDate: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Place: Coastal Equipment Rental, Marstons Mills, MA ( Directions )
Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Speaker: Bruce Duffy, MCA and Melissa M. Duffy
Topic: Chainsaw Safety and Safe Work Practices

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Chainsaw Safety and Safe Work Practices

Melissa and Bruce will give a presentation covering all aspects of chainsaw safety, as well as the all-important safe work practices. Chainsaws are one of the most essential and potentially dangerous tools we use in our industry. They will review the basics of chainsaw operation, safe work practices, industry standards and techniques to assure accident prevention. There will be ample time for questions, answers and discussion following their presentation. As always, MCLP credits are available at the conclusion of the meeting.

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Bruce Duffy (MCA) is an Arborist for the Town of Duxbury. He began his career as an Arboriculture major at Bristol County Agricultural High School. He is a certified arborist and is an active member of the ISA and MAA.

Bruce has a wealth of knowledge with more than thirty years of experience in the tree care industry. He has been the New England Chapter ISA tree climbing champion three times and has also been a technician and official for the ISA International Climbing Competitions for over ten years.

Melissa M. Duffy is an Arboriculture Instructor at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA. She earned her Associate of Science degree in Arboriculture at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry and a Master of Science degree in Urban Forestry specializing in diagnostics from UMass, Amherst, MA.

Melissa has worked as a production arborist in many facets of the commercial tree care industry while becoming a Massachusetts, Connecticut, and ISA Certified Arborist. She is actively involved in the ISA International Climbing Competitions as a technician and official. She has also represented the New England ISA Chapter in the North American Tree Climbing Competition in Savannah, Georgia.

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Spring Kickoff for Landscapers


UMass Extension Landscape Education Day

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Where: UMass Cranberry Station - 1 State Bog Rd, East Wareham, MA 02538 (Directions)

Every new year comes with its own challenges for successful maintenance of healthy and attractive landscapes. These challenges include variable and unpredictable weather, insect pests, weeds and changing regulations. Join UMass Extension Educators at the UMass Cranberry Research Station in East Wareham for a day of learning about the latest research-based information to help you kick off a successful landscape management season. Topics include new nutrient regulations and BMPs for nutrient management, timely info on insect pests of landscape and urban trees, developing a landscape weed management program, principles of ecological landscaping, and finding the right plant for the right place.

The cost is $75, $68/person for a group of three or more registrations from the same company.

2 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36, 40, and Applicators License; valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.
ISA, MCA, MCH, MCLP and AOLCP credits have been requested.


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Pruning Landscape – Woody Ornamentals

PruningWhere: Cape Cod Fairgrounds – Nathan Ellis Hwy, Rt 151, E. Falmouth (Directions)

When: April 1, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm

Who: Landscape professionals, Arborists & Municpal Employees

Cost: $15.00 / Pre-registration is required as space is limited!

  • ISA credits available
  • This program is held outdoors so please dress appropriately.

Join Extension Educator, Russ Norton, at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds as he demonstrates the pruning and training of landscape shrubs and small trees. The program will cover the basic principles and objectives of pruning landscape trees and shrubs that are essential for maintaining their health and beauty.

** Registration is required and can be done by sending in the registration form below along with a check payable to: Barnstable County for $15.00. Mail completed form and payment to Cape Codcooperative Extension, Attention: Chris St. Pierre, PO Box 367, Barnstable, MA 02630

Download registration form

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