Street Tree Essentials - Virtual Classroom

Date: 4/1/2021 9:00 AM - 4/8/2021 11:30 AM







Course Description

In this training series, you’ll gain an overview on a variety of factors involved with planning, selecting, caring for and protecting street trees. You’ll learn the basics about which types of trees will make the best street trees, how to determine placement and properly plant the trees, how to maintain and care for the trees, tree protection during construction, and how to identify and manage risk trees.


Target Audience

Municipal employees, town planners, arborists.

Class Dates are: April 1, 5 and 8

9 - 11:30am each day

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

Register by 4/1/2021
Private Sector


Register by 4/1/2021
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Darrell East Longmeadow DPW
Joshua Town of Longmeadow DPW
Michael City of Agawam
Benjamin City of Agawam
Nicolas City of Fitchburg
Patrick Town of Dennis
Brenda UMTC UMass Amherst
Jeffrey Town of Yarmouth
Sean Town of Needham
Jackie Town of Weston
CHRIS Town of Hadley
Aldo UMTC UMass Amherst
  • Marc Fournier
    Arborist/Horticulturist at The Trustees of Reservations
    Marc Fournier is now the Arborist/Horticulturist at The Trustees of Reservations’ Mytoi Japanese Garden.  Marc has extensive experience in arboriculture, landscape design, sustainability, energy efficiency, building construction, recycling, organics diversion, materials management, public works, and facilities management.  He is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Strike Team.
    Marc is a former Deputy Director of Public Works & Highway Superintendent in the Town of Andover, MA, Director of Plant Operations & Sustainability at Lasell College, Director of Public Works in Hull, Assistant Director for Grounds Management at UMass Amherst, Environmental Analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Senior Environmental Specialist with Haley & Aldrich, Inc., and Executive Director of WasteCap of Massachusetts.
    He also taught Sustainable Operations Management courses as an Adjunct Professor in the UMass Boston College of Management Graduate MBA program.
    Marc is an MBA graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with concentrations in Environmental Management & Organizational Behavior.  Marc co-authored the sustainable operations chapters of APPA’s Grounds Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities (