Due to a scheduling conflict, the UMass Community Tree Conference has been rescheduled to Monday, March 5, in the UMass Campus Center Auditorium. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Details for the conference are below.

39th ANNUAL COMMUNITY TREE CONFERENCE – ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE URBAN FOREST

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018
Location: Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/39th-annual-umass-community-tree-conference-ecological-perspectives-of-urban-forest

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.

Sponsored by UMass Extension in cooperation with the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute.

Topics include:

* Safe Pruning Practices to Reduce Risk and Enhance Wildlife
  Mark Reiland, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation; 
Drs. Paige Warren and Brian Kane, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, and
Dr. Susannah Lerman, USDA

* iTree as a Tool for Assessing Urban Wildlife Habitat & Landscapes
  David V. Bloniarz, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service – Urban Natural Resources Institute

* An Introduction to Using UAV’s (Drones) to Inventory Resources
  Charlie Schweik, Ph.D., & Ryan Wicks, UMass Air

* From the Diagnostic Lab: What Can We Expect This Growing Season?
  Nicholas Brazee, Ph.D., UMass Extension Diagnostic Lab

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1 PESTICIDE CONTACT HOUR AVAILABLE for Applicator’s License and categories 29, 35, and 36.

Association credits available:  4.5 ISA, 4.5 SAF, 1.5 CTSP, 2 MCA, 2 MCLP, and 1 MCH.

For a registration form
or to register online using a credit card, go to
ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/39th-annual-umass-community-tree-conference-ecological-perspectives-of-urban-forest

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Cost is $90/person for first registration, $75/person for each additional registration from the same company. Coffee break and parking pass included in registration fee (lunch is on your own).

For more information, contact UMass Extension at (413) 545-0895, eweeks@umext.umass.edu.