March 2020 Safety Saves and Dinner Meeting

March 24, 2020
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Elm Bank & Ken's Steakhouse


Are you planning to attend both events? Be sure to choose the bundled item during registration for a discount. 


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Elm Bank Reservation
900 Washington Street, Wellesley

The Importance of Work Zone Safety

Traffic awareness and safety protocol on the job site is essential for tree care professionals. Learn how to set up a DOT-compliant work zone based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and why it is so critical to safe operations. Seminar to include indoor instruction and an outdoor work zone demonstration.

Michael Smith
Technical Training Specialist
Baystate Roads
Amherst, MA

CEU: 2 MCA Safety, CTSP, ISA


5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ken's Steakhouse
95 Worcester Rd, Framingham

Familiar Foes in the Landscape: A Review of Common Tree and Shrub Diseases

There are a variety of common and widespread diseases of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Some of these pathogens are capable of causing serious dieback to young and old trees alike, especially those predisposed by cultural problems, environmental stress, and insect feeding. Proper diagnosis can be tricky and requires keen observation of the symptoms and signs exhibited. We’ll review common pathogens, what symptoms and signs to search for in the field, and management suggestions, when applicable. Examples will span hardwoods and conifers including shoot and branch cankering diseases, leaf/needle blights, vascular wilts, root disease and their interaction or dependence on insect pests.

Nick Brazee, Ph.D.
Extension Plant Pathologist
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

CEU: 2 MCA education, ISA, MA Pesticide

5:00 p.m.  Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m.  Educational Lecture
7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Dessert, and Networking

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations must be received at least 5 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. "No shows" will be billed. 


$90.00 Safety Seminar & Dinner Meeting - Member
$80.00 Earlybird rate before March 19

$59.00 Dinner Meeting Only - Member
$49.00 Earlybird rate before March 19

$135.00 Safety Seminar & Dinner Meeting - Non Member

$79.00 Dinner Meeting Only - Non Member