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Bare Root Transplanting: An Intensive Workshop

  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Foti Farm, Westford MA


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Friday, July 21, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Matt Foti’s Farm,  Westford, MA

Bare Root Transplanting: An Intensive Workshop

To ensure the value of this event for participants, attendance will be limited to 40 people. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis with a limit of 2 people per company.

You asked. We listened. The MAA is offering a day-long, hands-on training event for arborists looking to take a deep dive to learn exactly what it takes to successfully excavate, prepare, and relocate mature trees utilizing the air excavation tools.

Bare-root transplanting pioneers and innovators, Matt Foti, MCA and Dennise Vidosh, will offer in-depth discussion and instruction on the application of air excavation tools in large tree transplanting in the field. This exclusive learning opportunity will give professional arborists the chance to: 

  • learn from our industry’s top experts in this ever-expanding market
  • gain experience using air excavation tools to move trees
  • take away techniques and best practices for successful transplanting
  • explore actual case studies and learn prior failures that led to improved techniques

Matt and Dennise will showcase ways to preserve and repurpose unique mature trees through arboricultural practices that are both ecologically beneficial and may offer new revenue channels for your business.

Lunch will be provided, along with light fare at the end of the workshop.

MCA and ISA CEUs available.



Our speakers:

Matt Foti, MCA
Matthew R. Foti Landscape Design & Construction, Inc,
Westford, Massachusetts

Matt has been an active member of the tree care industry for more than 45 years. A UMass graduate and past president of the Massachusetts Arborists Association, he is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and VISTA Award winner. He has traveled the world for decades exploring the relationship between trees and people. He is a longtime educator of aspiring arborists and horticulturists. Matt and his crew employ the most up-to-date planting, transplanting, and tree care methods to ensure the health and longevity of trees in the landscape.

Dennise J. Vidosh
Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc. & RE-TREE Companies
Pontiac, Michigan

Dennise Vidosh is an ISA Certified Arborist with more than 20 years of experience in the green industry. She is currently the owner of Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc., a grower of mature specimen trees in Pontiac, Michigan. Mature tree preservation is paramount to Dennise and inspires her to create valuable solutions to global problems utilizing technology, innovation, and experience. Enter RE-TREE, a digital marketplace and educational platform developed specifically to preserve unique mature trees. RE-TREE provides a platform for arborists and property owners to buy, sell, relocate, or donate their trees responsibly.

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