Tree Wardens Conference

January 10, 2023 @ 7:45 am – January 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Sturbridge Hotel & Conference Center
366 Main Street
$220 - 235
Heather Leff
781 894-4759

The Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association will hold their Annual Conference at the Sturbridge Hotel & Conference Center on January 10th and 11th.


Tuesday January 10, 2023

7:45-8:30       Registration and Coffee

8:35-8:50       Opening Session Annual Meeting

8:55-9:15       Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Update—Julie Coop

9:20-10:10     Massachusetts Forest Health Update— Nicole Keleher

10:15-10:55   Break with Exhibitors

11 -11:50       Planning and Planting for a Climate Resilient Future Forest—Nancy Buley

11:55-12:55   Luncheon—Banquet and Annual Meeting

1 -2 pm           KEYNOTE — Weather Trends and Forecasting for Municipalities — WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist, Eric Fisher

2:05-2:45       Break with Exhibitors

2:50-3:40       Spotted Lanternfly Update for Massachusetts —Elizabeth Barnes

3:45-4:15       Pre-Trip Inspection and Load Safety for Tree Care — Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, Michael Tucker

4:20-4:30       Wrap-Up—Door Prizes

4:35-6 pm      Reception in Exhibit Hall. Join us for a social generously supported by our exhibitors.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

8:30-9 am      Registration and Coffee

9:05—9:55                 Examining Urban Tree Planting Efforts to Mitigate Heat Island Impacts and Foster More Resilient and Equitable Cities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island —Deborah Martin & John Rogan

10 -10:55                   Break with Exhibitors

11 -11:50                   Work Zone Safety: A Review of a Temporary Traffic Control Area—Catherine Schoenenberger

11:55-12:45               Lunch

12:50-1:50                 Managing Private Trees that Endanger the Public or Public Property—Tree Warden Panel

1:55-2:45                   Trees and Shrubs in the Landscape: 2022 Disease Review—Nicholas J. Brazee, PhD

2:50 pm                     Childs Fund Raffle, Door Prizes and Closing

Cost of the conference is  $220 – $235

To register, go to 2023 MTWFA Annual Conference (