Street Tree Essentials-An Introduction to Trees-Virtual Classroom

Date: 9/29/2021 9:00 AM - 9/29/2021 11:30 AM

Location: Virtual


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Capacity:

6/40



Overview

Course Description

Participants will gain an overview on a variety of factors involved with planning, selecting and caring for 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.

Target Audience

Municipal employees, town planners, arborists.

IMPORTANT: After registering you will receive a link to pre-register for the Zoom online virtual class.

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 scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

Registration
Amount

$50.00
Register by 9/29/2021
Private Sector

Register

$25.00
Register by 9/29/2021
Public Sector

Register

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

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
christine NYSDOT Region 1 Operations
Christian Town of Salisbury
Melissa City of Cambridge DPW
Chris Town of Hadley
Elena City of Melrose
William Town of Brookline
Instructors
  • Marc Fournier
    Arborist/Horticulturist at The Trustees of Reservations

    Marc Fournier is a consulting arborist. He has extensive experience in arboriculture, landscape design, sustainability, energy efficiency, building construction, recycling, organics diversion, materials management, public works, and facilities management.  Marc is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Strike Team and most recently was the Arborist/Horticulturist at The Trustees of Reservations’ Mytoi Japanese Garden.
    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 (www.appa.org).