Online Community Tree Conference — New Technologies – The Cutting Edge of Tree Care

March 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
UMass Extension
413 545-0895

UMass Extension will hold the 42nd Annual Community Tree Conference,  New Technologies – The Cutting Edge of Tree Care on Tuesday, March 2nd from 8 am to 3:30 pm

This virtual conference will include 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:

  • Climber Safety Roundtable: Are Some Techniques “Safer” Than Others? — Rich Herfurth, Bartlett Tree Experts and Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, Shelter Tree
  • Biochar – The 2500 Year Old Soil Amendment Helping Trees of Today — Greg Beck, Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Bringing the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Trapping Program Into the Digital AgeFelicia Hubacz, MA DCR
  • New Technologies in Urban Forest Management — Dave Bloniarz, US Forest Service & UMass Amherst
  • Can Computers Identify Risk Trees? — Nasko Apostolov & Ryan Suttle, UMass Amherst
  • The 1-2 Punch of Pathogens and Pests to Trees & Shrubs –Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, and Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist

Cost is $95/person for first registration, $75/person for each additional registration from the same company.

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