State Highlights from March E-Update

Connecticut

Connecticut Has Published a State Version of The Tree Owner's Manual - Available for Free Download

3.1.2020 - The Connecticut Tree Owner's Manual is an adaptation of the original Tree Owner's Manual by the USDA Forest Service and is available as a free download. It has been published by the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. This publication provides the basic information needed for most tree planting situations and for young tree maintenance. It is a go-to-guide for all tree owners. Download a PDF of the manual here.

Massachusetts

The Paragon Group Boston Flower & Garden Show

3.11.20-3.15.20 - The Boston Flower & Garden Show has a century-long history of providing a breath of spring and brief reprieve from the New England winter. The show inspires, educates, and motivates the region’s gardeners. It’s a great place to discover new ideas, and have a lot of fun at the same time. - Read more on this HOT TOPIC here.

Maine

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program - New dates are 11/11/20 through 11/13/20

3.30.2020-4.3.2020 -  Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. - Read more on this HOT TOPIC here.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Arborists' Association Annual Meeting with Michael Dirr - POSTPONED

3.17.2020 - This year's annual New Hampshire Arborist Association spring meeting will be taking place at the Grappone Center in Concord New Hampshire. 

Rhode Island

America the Beautiful Grant Applications Due March 31, 2020

3.31.2020 - DEM Division of Forest Environment, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, is pleased to announce its cost share grants program, American the Beautiful Tree Rhode Island 2020. The purpose of the program is to assist communities develop sustainable forestry programs. Read more on this HOT TOPIC here.

Vermont

Community Forests Mean Business: Connecting Vermont Town Forests to Downtowns

3.26.2020 - 9am-2pm,  Wright’s Mountain Devils Den Town Forest, and Downtown, Bradford, VT. Join us for a day in Bradford sharing ideas, challenges, and opportunities around the connection between town forests and downtowns. Sign up now!