Soil Sampling


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

 In-Ground Fabric (IGF) Container Tree Planting

 Percolation Testing

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Join us for the Upcoming 12/14/17 Noonhour (Eastern) Webcast: 'Pruning Practices to Manage Risk and Enhance Urban Wildlife' with Mark Reiland, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Join Prof Mark Reiland, UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, as he outlines how the common practice of urban tree pruning may be used to both mitigate risk associated with urban trees, and impact urban ecology and wildlife concerns in a positive manner.

To attend live, & receive Free CEU's visit: and enter the ID code: 491-732-747

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​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. If the embedded survey (left) does not appear on your screen, click 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

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Rick Harper
Extension Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry

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

​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. 

 Traditional Container-Grown (CG) Tree Planting

​​​​Urban Forestry Today