​The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Association. 

For more information:

Join us 06/14/18 for the 'Urban Forestry Today' broadcast at noon (Eastern): "Can We Enhance

the Urban Environment with Non-native Trees & Shrubs?" with Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D., WSU

Join Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University, as she discusses the native-nonnative

woody species dilemma and outlines how we can strive to enhance urban landscape biodiversity. 

To attend live, & receive Free CEU's visit: www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 586-200-731

To view archived webcasts 'like' the facebook page or visit 'videos' in the upper right portion of the screen.
​This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.

Obtain CE Credit in three easy steps


1. Watch the webcast and obtain the course code, included in the presentation.



2. Complete the online survey. Click on the survey on the left or on the 'Take the Survey' button below:



3. Go to the CE Credit page and complete the appropriate forms for 1.0 ISA CEUs and/or 0.5 MCA CE credits.

Urban Forestry Today 'Do-It-Yourself' Video Series

Urban Trees and Plymouth Shoreline, Plymouth, MA

Click on 'videos' to view archived webcasts. Stay in touch by 'liking' the www.facebook.com/uftoday page.

​​​​Urban Forestry Today


 Traditional Container-Grown (CG) Tree Planting


 In-Ground Fabric (IGF) Container Tree Planting


 Percolation Testing

​​​Here we answer common questions and offer helpful do-it-yourself tips about tree planting, soil sampling, and the environment:


 Soil Sampling


 Introduction

Rick Harper
Extension Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry


​Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003


rharper@eco.umass.edu