Street Tree Essentials - Amherst

Date: 7/30/2024 8:30 AM - 7/30/2024 3:00 PM

Location: Amherst Regional High School Library
30 Mattoon St.

Amherst, Massachusetts




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Only Offering This Year!

Course Description

In this training, 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. 

**This workshop provides CEUs from:

Mass Arborists Association (MCA):

MCA Education Credits: 2

MCA Safety Credits: 1

For more info on obtaining and reporting MCA credits, please visit

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)*: 

Certified Arborist Credits 5.25
Tree Worker Climber Specialist Credits 2
Municipal Specialist Credits 5.25
BCMA Management Credits 3.25
Tree Worker Aerial Lift Credits 2
BCMA Practice 2

*Participants interested in receiving ISA credits MUST provide their ISA certification numbers to the facilitator at the 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 or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie at least 10 days prior to the event.


Register by 7/30/2024
Private Sector


Register by 7/30/2024
Public Sector


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

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the event, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

First Name Affiliation
Joseph BETA Group, Inc. (RI)
Neil MassDevelopment Corp - Devens
Audrey Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Edward City of Cambridge DPW
Leah Town of Longmeadow
Todd City of Worcester
Sarah City of Northampton
Greg City of Easthampton
Pedro City of Worcester Dept. of Transportation & Mobility
  • 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 (