In-Ground Fabric (IGF) Container Tree Planting

 Percolation Testing

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. 

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Join us for the Upcoming 09/28/17 Noonhour (Eastern) Webcast: 'UAS's ("Drones") and Urban Forestry: An Introduction to their Application' with Charlie Schweik, PhD, University of Massachusetts

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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Unmanned aerial systems (UAS's) or "Drones" are becoming more prominent in a variety of fields, including the urban forestry sector. Join Professor Charlie Schweik, a member of the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation, the School of Public Policy and a new group called "UMass Air", as he discusses key UAS concepts, components of UAS missions, and data analysis strategies behind UAS applications.  

To attend live, & receive Free CEU's visit: and enter the ID code: 970-082-427

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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.

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

​​​​Urban Forestry Today

 Soil Sampling


 Traditional Container-Grown (CG) Tree Planting