Western Mass Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting (MTWFA)

5:00 7:30pm

Location:

Bluebonnet Diner
324 King Street (Route 5)
Northampton, MA
United States

Bluebonnet Diner, Northampton, MA Dinner Cost $30

Meet and network with tree wardens, tree companies, and utility arborists at the spring meeting of the Western Mass. chapter.

Schedule

5:00 - 5:15 Gathering
5:15 - 5:45 New Tree Introductions - Mandy Bayer
5:45 - 6:15 Dinner
6:15 - 7:15 Treescape Design - Kristina Bezanson
7:15 - 7:30 Wrap-up and evaluation

TREESCAPE DESIGN

Kristina Bezanson, BCMA, Lecturer in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, UMass-Amherst

Right tree right place is the mantra for urban foresters; besides soil type, species selection, and infrastructure conflicts, the design is also an element to consider when planning for street trees. Fundamental design principles and tools for streetscape design will be discussed.  

NEW TREE INTRODUCTIONS FOR THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Mandy Bayer, Ph.D., Extension Asst. Prof. of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture, UMass Extension

Numerous new tree cultivars and varieties are introduced to the market every year. Features can include improved stress tolerance, disease resistance, improved ornamental features, or alternative size or form. This presentation will review some of the new introductions for 2020.

 For more information, see the program brochure or call or email

781-894-4759 [email protected]