Credit Opportunities

3/3/15 - PRINCIPLES AND FUNDAMENTALS OF WEED SCIENCE, MA

 Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A critical first step in the development of a weed or invasive plant management program is a strong and complete understanding of several principles and fundamentals of the discipline of weed science. Covers weed biology, weed ecology, herbicide modes-of-action, herbicide timings and more.

Part A1 of UMass Extension's Invasive Plant Management Certification.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

3/5/15 - UConn Perennial Plant Conference, Storrs, CT

Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut


March 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

The Perennial Plant Conference offers exciting educational opportunities for professional landscapers and designers, nursery and greenhouse producers, and retail garden center operators.  Nationally renowned speakers and local experts will be featured.

Early registration fee is $100 per person if postmarked on or before February 26th.  The fee is $110 per person if postmarked after February 26th or for walk-ins. Student registration is $25 with valid school ID.  Registration Discount! Save $20 per person if registering groups of 3 or more together.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Donna Ellis at 860-486-6448 or email: donna.ellis@uconn.edu

 

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP CEUs

3/10/15 - Community Tree Conference: Preserving Trees & Landscapes in a Changing Environment, MA

Stockbridge Hall - 80 Campus Center Way University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

9am to 4pm

 

9:00 – 9:30 Vintage Trees Grant/ Champion Trees Program - Mollie Freilicher & Julie Coop, MA DCR Urban Forestry Program

9:30 – 10:15 Appraising and Ascribing a Monetary Value to Historic Trees - Dave Hawkins, Urban Forestry Solutions/Tree Warden, Town of Pelham

10:15 – 10:45 An Update on the Nutrient Management Regulations in the Landscape - Mary Owen, UMass Extension

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Restoration of the Olmstead National Historic Site and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site - (Speaker TBA)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:10 – 2:00 Pruning & Cabling to Preserve Historic Trees - William DeVos, Treeworks, Montpelier, VT

2:00 – 2:50 Historic Trends – Using i-Tree to Examine Changes in a Community’s Urban Forest Service - David Bloniarz, Ph.D., US Forest Service, Urban Natural Resources Institute

2:50 – 3:00 Break

3:00– 3:50 Plant Diseases in a Changing Climate: What Can We Expect? - Nicholas Brazee, Ph.D., UMass Extension

4:00 PM Q & A

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

3/12/15 - Native Edibles & Herbals, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

 

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00am to 12:00pm

 


Whether you are interested in healthy, novel, or unusual foods—or are simply interested in applying botany to your everyday life—this class will enhance your knowledge of native edibles and herbals. From cucumber root to Oswego tea, wild edibles and medicinal plants are everywhere. In this program, students will learn how to recognize and utilize them. Dan Jaffe and Anna Fialkoff will address safe and sustainable best practices as they explore common, rare, and threatened species for forage and cultivation.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

2 AOLCP credits

 


3/12/15 - Spring Kickoff for Landscapers: UMass Extension Landscape Education Day, MA

Elks Lodge 2855 Cranberry Hwy
E Wareham, MA 02538

Thursday, March 12, 2015

9:15am to 3:15pm

 

9:15 – 10:15 AM IPM System for Turf in the Landscape - Mary Owen, UMass Extension
Careful attention to cultural practices as well as pest potential is critical to the successful implementation of an integrated management system for commercial and residential turf. This session will cover the use of key cultural practices including grass species selection, mowing, irrigation, aeration and fertility as the basis of IPM, with attention to how those practices influence populations of damaging insects and diseases as well as weed infestations.

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:00 PM Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs - Geoffrey Njue, UMass Extension
Pruning is the most common cultural practice performed on trees. It is also probably the practice that can do the most harm if performed incorrectly. Learn when to prune and how to apply proper pruning methods for trees and shrubs

11:00 – 12:00 AM Trouble Shooting Problems of Annuals and Perennials in the Landscape - Tina Smith, UMass Extension
Insect pests, diseases and cultural practices can have a serious impact on the health and attractiveness of annuals and perennials in the landscape. The presentation will provide a review of problems caused by insects, diseases and cultural practices of annuals and herbaceous perennials in landscapes. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms, tips for diagnosis, problem prevention and management strategies.

12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 PM Early Season Weed Management in the Landscape - Randall Prostak, UMass Extension
Weeds compete with landscape plants for moisture, nutrients and sunlight and can have a negative impact on the attractiveness of the landscape. This presentation will focus on items associated with landscape weed management that one should be thinking about as we begin a new growing season. A brief review of new and overlooked products will be included.

1:45 – 2:00 PM Break

2:00 – 3:00 PM Disease and Insect Pest Forecast for Woody Ornamentals - Nick Brazee, UMass Extension
Diseases and insect pests can have a serious impact on the health of woody ornamentals. This session will provide a projected forecast for the 2015 season disease and insect pest problems of woody ornamentals. Discussion will include illustrations of symptoms and suitable management approaches to use in landscapes and nurseries.

 

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4 AOLCP credits

 

3/14/15 - Naturalizing the Formal Garden, Falls Village, CT

Mad Gardeners Spring Lecture & Workshop: Naturalizing the Formal Garden

 

PLEASE NOTE - THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP IS FULL.  HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THE MORNING LECTURE, WHICH WILL EARN 1.5 AOLCP CREDITS

 

Housatonic Valley RHS
246 Warren Turnpike
Falls Village, CT

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015 (Snow day, Sunday, March 15, 2015)

9:30am to 3:00pm

 

Must native plants and natural landscape techniques conflict with traditional plantings and formal landscape styles? Join well known landscape designer Larry Weaner as he demonstrates how the art and science of natural landscape design can be gracefully integrated with formal landscape traditions.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits for full day

1.5 AOLCP credits for morning lecture

3/16/15 - Up By Roots Soils Workshop, NH

Urban Forestry Center 45 Elwyn Road
Portsmouth, NH 3801

Monday, March 16

1pm to 4 pm

Based on his 2008 ISA published book, Up By Roots, James Urban, FASLA, will present a field
workshop that covers the critical interrelationships between trees and soils. Topic will include basic soil properties; urban soils issues; the tools to analyze soil; how to undertake an urban soils evaluation; and a station on current nursery stock problems. Mr. Urban along with noted local
experts will present at hands out doors stations, encouraging participants to touch and experience soil and trees

 

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AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP Credits

 

3/21/15 - Grow Your Own Meadow, Sharon, CT

Grow Your Own Meadow

 

Taghhannuck Grange Hall
4 Dunbar Road
Sharon, CT

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Join AOLCP Kathy Connolly and learn how to establish and care for a flowering meadow to support birds and pollinators.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

2 AOLCP credits

3/25/15 - Organic Pest Management, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

 

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA01701

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Too often, a gardener’s response to insect pests or diseases is eradication, when all that’s really necessary is a little patience. Native plant gardens contribute to local ecosystems in myriad ways, but we limit their value when we apply pesticides. Learn how the horticulturists at Garden in the Woods use organic practices to manage plant health care in the Garden and how you can do the same at home.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

3 AOLCP credits

3/26/15 - Pollinator Health for Agriculture and Landscapes, MA

Campus Center - 1 Campus Center Way University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, March 26, 2015

8:45 AM Welcome, Anne Averill, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, UMass

9:00 – 10:00 AM Biology, Diversity and Conservation of Native Bees in the Northeast -
Joan Milam, UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Pollinators are key elements of native biodiversity, and bees in particular provide important ecosystem services in terms of pollination for native plants that support plant and wildlife diversity. Not only are bees important pollinators of natural systems, they are responsible for the pollination of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the United States. This talk will cover bee basics: what makes a bee a bee, the great diversity of bee species, and what we can do to help conserve native bees.

10:00 – 10:45 AM The Natural History and Ecology of Honey bees in Our Landscapes - Dr. Frank Drummond, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine
Honey bees are amazing animals. They are one of the few insects that have been domesticated by humans, but they still remain somewhat wild. This talk discusses the first introductions of honey bees to the New World, their importance to the Early Europeans and their place in the ecology of the New World. Dr. Drummond will then take a very quick look at the history of honey bees in the U.S. up to the 1960s and then how changes occurred through the present that have determined the current honey bee status and health.

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 – 11:45 AM How Healthy are the Bees? - Dr. Frank Drummond, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine
We have all heard about CCD, colony collapse, bee decline, a new silent spring...so, the question is how is the honey bee doing AND also the hundreds of species that are referred to as native bees? Dr. Drummond will discuss bee health...what is meant by "health"...what do scientists know about bee "health" and what is the global picture that is beginning to form about bee health. Dr. Drummond will attempt to provide background knowledge for better understanding several of the other talks in this conference about what we can DO about bee declines.

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Designing Pollinator Support Plantings: Think Like a Bee - Dr. Lois Berg Stack, University of Maine, Northern New England Pollinator Habitat Working Group
Lois will help us to think like a bee when designing pollinator support plantings. Effective pollinator support plantings provide flower resources, nest sites and water. Good site assessment allows for the selection of plants that complement existing resources, and good process can produce an effective long-term resource that requires limited maintenance.

2:00 – 2:10 Break

2:10 – 3:00 PM Neonicotinoids in Agriculture and Landscapes: Do They Harm Honey Bees or Native Bees? - Dr. Kim Stoner, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
For 10 years, controversy has been swirling around the possible effects of neonicotinoids on bees. Dr. Stoner will talk about what we have learned and what we still don’t know about routes by which bees could be exposed to these systemic insecticides and how bee health may be affected.

3:00 – 4:00 PM Creating a Bee-friendly Landscape: Protecting Bees from Pesticide Exposure - Dr. Anne Averill, Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass
In addition to the neonicotinoids, what are the different classes of pesticides, what are their risks to pollinators, how do they interact with other stressors, and how can pollinators be protected from exposure? Guidelines on how to best manage pests while reducing the hazard to bees will be covered. She will conclude with a broad look of how national and international programs address pollinator health and safety.


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4 AOLCP credits

3/29/15 - NOFA Rhode Island Winter Conference, Warren, RI

Hope & Main 691 Main Street 
WarrenRI 02885 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

8:30AM TO 4:30PM

 

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP CEUs

3/31/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4/2/15 - THE INVASIVE PLANT ISSUE AND INVASIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

9am to 2pm

 

Why should you be concerned? Enhance your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. Discussion of the strategies and recommendations of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document.

Part A3 of UMass Extension's Invasive Plant Management Certification.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP Credits

4/23/15 - DEVELOPING AN INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, Milford, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St 
MilfordMA 01757 

 

April, 23, 2015

9:00AM to 2:30PM

 

Develop and implement an invasive plant management program, including management tips and strategies, herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies, and ways to avoid common program pitfalls.

Part B of UMass Extension's Invasive Plant Management Certification.

 

Details & Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4/27/15 - Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems, MA

Stockbridge Hall - 80 Campus Center Way UMass
Amherst, MA 01003

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

 

Kick off the growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

 

Details and Registration

4/30/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4/30/15 - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701

April 30th through June 11th

1PM to 3:30PM

 

Thursdays, April 30, May 14, May 28, and June 11, 1-3:30 p.m. Numerous native perennials are suitable for New England gardens. We will look at horticulturally significant native plants that flower early in the season and discuss how to use them successfully in a designed landscape. Be prepared to walk in the Garden most of each class. Appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners, this course is a companion to HOR1050, but can be taken separately.

 

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2 AOLCP CEUs per class session


5/28/15 - Weed Walkabout, MA

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway  
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems of woody ornamental plantings. Held rain or shine.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

1 AOLCP credit

 

5/31/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

6/4/15 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Turf Pests, MA

Doubletree Hotel 

11 Beaver St  
Milford, MA 01757

Thursday, June 4, 2015

8:30am to 12:30pm

Best management practices are key to establishing and maintaining turf that can withstand pressure from damaging pests. Mary Owen, UMass Extension Turf Specialist, will focus on integrating BMPs into a pest management program, with emphasis on the use of particular cultural practices in the management of specific weed, insect and disease pests. Also, a strong understanding of a product’s active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Randy Prostak will discuss characteristics and use patterns of commonly used turf herbicides.

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP credits

 

 

 

6/9/15 - Gardening for Pollinators, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701

 

June 9th, 2015

10:00AM to 12:20PM

 

Learn how pollinators are nearly as important as sunlight, soil, and water to the reproductive success of over 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants, and take away easy tips for attracting and supporting pollinators in your own back yard.

 

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AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

2 AOLCP CEUs


6/11/15 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Landscape Pests, Hadley, MA

Hadley Farms Meeting House

41 Russell St  
Hadley, MA 01035

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

8:30am to 12:30pm


How has our changing climate affected the health of our landscape plants? Are stressed plants more prone to insect infestation? What timely, new and expected insects of importance are prevalent on landscapes? Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, addresses many of these relevant questions and outlines management strategies for the future. Also, a strong understanding of a product’s active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Randy Prostak will discuss characteristics and use patterns of commonly used landscape herbicides.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP CEUs

 

6/16/15 - Native Plant Materials for Professionals, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

to 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

10AM to 1:30PM

 

You might be familiar with Monarda didyma (scarlet bee balm) or Rudbeckia fulgida (black-eyed Susan) but how about M. punctata (spotted bee balm) or R. triloba (three leaved brown eyed Susan)? From consistent plants for tough situations, to specialty plants requiring “professional care,” Plants for Professionals will add some less familiar species to your native herbaceous plant repertoire.

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs


6/24/15 - Rhododendrons and their Relatives

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

See the collection of Rhododendrons at peak bloom around the NEWFS gardens. A member of the Ericaceae, or heath family, many of which thrive in New England’s acidic soils are wonderful to see at this time. We start with the attributes and history of how members of this family got named and classified. Identification tips will help you identify many similar relatives that you will might find walking in our New England woods. We then walk the Garden to visit the azaleas, rhododendrons, blueberries, cranberries, leatherleaf, highland bog-laurel, and more, also looking for evidence of nectar thieves.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP CEUs

6/28/15 - Native Bees, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road

Framingham, MA 0171

 

Sunday June 28th, 2015

1pm to 4pm

 

With four hundred species native to New England, bees are both diverse and essential to our native and food producing landscapes. Come learn the basics of identification (to family), invertebrate ecology and conservation, and how to maximize pollinator habitate essentials. Features a talk, pinned species, plant lists and ample discussion.

 

For Details and Registration email Lana Reed at lreed@newenglandwild.org or visit www.newenglandwild.com

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP credits

7/14/15 - Landscape for Life, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

July 14-August 4, 2015

9AM to 12PM

 

This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes.

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs upon completion of course

3 AOLCP CEUs per session


7/18/15 - Introduction to Plant Families

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Saturdays, July 18th, 2015 through Saturday, August 1st, 2015

10am to 2pm

 


Saturdays, July 18, 25, August 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Expand your understanding of New England’s wild plants by learning interesting clues about their family relationships and classification. Use microscopes to study real plants and find diagnostic characteristics allow you to see the similarities and differences of many woody and herbaceous plants we find outside. Learn basic formulas for plant structure and how to apply these to other families encountered.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

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7/23/15 - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

July 23 and Aug. 19, 2015

1:00PM to 3:30PM

 

Thursday, July 23, Wednesday, August 19​, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. This course examines native perennials (mostly from the northeast) which bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on how to use them effectively to make beautiful landscapes and gardens. The class will take advantage of Garden in the Woods as the primary classroom, so be prepared for walking and weather. This course is a companion to HOR1000, but can be taken separately.

 

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2 AOLCP CEUs


 


8/2/15 - Kill Your Lawn, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

 

August 2, 2015

9AM to 3PM

 

According to NASA scientists, more surface area is covered in lawns in the United States than any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with environmentally friendly native plantings.

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs

8/23/15 - Introduction to Seed Saving, Whatley, MA

Nasami Farm 128 North Street 
WhatelyMA 01701 

August 23, 2015

10AM to 2PM

 

Learn first-hand the tremendous benefits that seed-saving brings to the willing gardener. We’ll discuss the basics of harvesting, processing, and storing a wide variety of native seeds. After going over the basics, we will head outdoors to harvest seed. Then we will head back indoors to practice processing our newly collected seed, which you will get to bring home. Dress appropriately and bring a bag lunch.

 

Details and Registration

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4 AOLCP CEUs

9/10/15 - Selected Topics for Tree Care Professionals, Taunton, MA

700 Myles Standish Blvd  
Taunton, MA 02780

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist, in Weed Management Topic for Arborists will explore topics that tree care professionals should understand about weeds and weed management, including the impact of turf and landscape herbicides on tree health and the role of invasive plants and related regulations. Rick Harper, UMass Extension Assistant Professor, will present Recovering Our Urban Forests: Update on Invasive Pests (& Invasive Practices). According to a recently published study performed by the US Forest Service, America’s urban forests are declining at a rate of 4.0 million trees per year. Since it is well-documented that urban trees provide many environmental and economic benefits, the effects associated with this decline may be numerous and extensive. Rick will highlight research pertaining to important invasive pests (insects and diseases such as Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Dutch Elm Disease) their int egrated management, as well as invasive practices commonly found impacting the health of our urban trees.

Details and Registration

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2 AOLCP CEUs

10/1/15 - Sustainable Site Design Basics, Framingham, MA

New England Wildflower Society

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Thursday, October 1, 2015
9:30 am to 4:30pm

This course is an exploration into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design with particular focus on integrating both existing and new buildings sustainably into their landscapes. Students investigate sustainable design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy and food system links between buildings and their supporting sites, as exemplified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system and forthcoming SITES (Sustainable Sites Initiative) system.

 

Details and Registration

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4 AOLCP CEUs

10/1/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

New England Wildflower Society Spring and Summer programs.

Winter 2015 through Summer 2015

New England Wildflower Society is offering programs and educational opportunities in every New England State. 

Click HERE for calendar  and course listings of New England Wildflower Society programs

1-4 AOLCP credits available

10/3/15 - Landscape and Forest, Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop, Amherst, MA

Fernald Hall 270 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst, MA 01003

Saturday, October 3, 2015

9am to 3:30pm

 

Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass-Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy to view prepared slides.

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

Details and Registration

3 AOLCP CEUs