an Independent Program of Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tuesday, December 5th 2017: Worcester City Council Vote on Adopting a Complete Streets Policy 6:30-7:30pm Worcester City Hall Main St, Worcester Join advocates from all across Worcester to show your support for the adoption of a Complete Streets policy. You can learn more about Complete Streets here.
Wednesday, December 6th 2017: The Mortality of Eastern Hemlock 6:00-7:00pm Worcester Public Library 3 Salem St, Worcester Eastern Hemlock, a once prominent forest species from the Northern US into Canada, has been in decline in the past decade. Learn about this special tree species, why they are dying, and what we can do about it.
Friday, December 15th 2017: Stewards in the Streets Tree Pruning Outing 9:00-11:30am Contact Derek for Details firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 16th 2017: Stewards in the Streets Tree Pruning Outing 8:00-10:30am Contact Derek for Details email@example.com
Friday, December 29th 2017: Stewards in the Streets Tree Pruning Outing 9:00-11:30am Contact Derek for Details firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 30th 2017: Stewards in the Streets Tree Pruning Outing 8:00-10:30am Contact Derek for Details email@example.com
Master Tree Stewards Training Program The Master Tree Stewards Training Program has been created to teach people about trees, how they grow, whether they are sick or damaged, and how to care for them. People who participate in this program will become Master Tree Stewards, able to lead Tree Pruning Outings in their neighborhoods, assess tree health, and offer recommendations for improvements to the urban forest.
Tuesday, Jan 23rd 2018, 6-9:15pm Intro - Grace Elton, CEO Tower Hill & Ruth Seward Exec Director, WTI Cut it Out: Basic Tree Pruning Techniques - Derek Lirange, Community Forester, WTI
Tuesday, Jan 30th 2018, 6-9:15pm Tree Biology: Dr Kelly Bellin, College of the Holy Cross Tree Planting & Establishment Care - Kathryn Aroian, Deputy Liaison MA ALB Eradication Team USDA, APHIS. Soil & Plant Nutrition: Derek Lirange, Community Forester, WTI
Tuesday, Feb 6th 2018, 6-9:15pm Community & tree Pests - A.J. Elton, Forester Tree Health Assessments - Rick Harper, UMASS Amherst
Tuesday, Feb 13th 2018, 6-9:15pm Tree Identification - Grace Elton, CEO Tower Hill Botanic Garden Fungal Diseases - Derek Lirange The Master Tree Stewards program will cost $100 for Tower Hill Members ($120 for non-members) and will also require the completion of 20 volunteer hours with Worcester Tree Initiative. Interested individuals can register online on Tower Hill’s Events Page. Registration closes December 31st.