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Emerald Ash Borer: Perspective from a Recently Infested State

April 16th at 11:00 AM

Timothy Walsh, Davey Tree

Injuries and fatalities when felling whole trees is on the rise. Ash trees impacted by the emerald ash borer pose unique hazards and challenges. This presentation will walk through how to identify and mitigate some of the hazards relating to working near or on ash trees.

Dead Ash Dangers and Considerations for Risk and Removal

April 2nd at 11:00 AM

Ruth Seward, Worcester Tree Initiative

Asian longhorned beetle is a death sentence for any tree it infests. In order to successfully recover from it, cities and communities must be strategic about the trees they choose to replant and how they work together to bring back their urban forests. Worcester Tree Initiative (WTI) was formed in 2009 in order to help replant the 30,000 trees that were initially cut in the Worcester area following an ALB infestation. WTI continually engages with residents in the ALB Zone by offering community planting opportunities as well as tree care education programs. Through partnerships with the City of Worcester Forestry Department, the Dept of Conservation and Recreation and the community at large, 30,000 trees were successfully replanted but the work of WTI remains relevant today as a community advocacy and engagement program of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Learn how to use the lessons learned in this highly impactful program in your own response to invasive insects.

Replanting After a Crisis: Worcester’s Recovery from Asian Longhorned Beetle

March 5th at 11:00 AM

Tim McDermott, Extension Educator, Franklin County, OH

Diseases vectored to producers, livestock and companion animals have dramatically increased in the last several years. New invasive tick species have been discovered and existing species are moving into previously unknown host ranges. Get an update on the state of tick species and the diseases they vector and learn how to develop a personal protective plan for your family, livestock and companion animals.

Update on Ticks: Diseases and Prevention

February 12th at 11:00 AM

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Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course and Exam

May 2019

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Arbormaster Training Course

June 2019

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Certified Arborist Preparation Course

March 2019
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