2019 Univ of Massachusetts Community Forestry Conference

40th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference – Species Selection in the Urban Landscape: Professional Perspectives
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst

 Conference Presentations for Download or Viewing

Just click on the title of any presentation below, and you can view or download a PDF copy of the presentation slides.

Choosing Trees for Storm Resistance
Alex Sherman, MCA, Tree Warden, City of Springfield
Email: asherman@springfieldcityhall.com

Creating Habitat for Birds in Urban Settings
Desirée Narango, Ph.D., Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York
Email: dnarango@gmail.com
Twitter: @DLNarango

Selecting Trees to Improve Public Health in the City
Neil Angus, AICP, Devens Enterprise Commission
Email: neilangus@devensec.com

Climate Change at the Local Level: Trees in the Urban Landscape
Matthew Cahill, MA DCR, Program Director, Greening the Gateway Cities Program
Email: mathew.cahill@state.ma.us

Insects and Disease: Strategic Approaches to Managing Threats
Jennifer Forman-Orth, Ph.D., Environmental Biologist, MDAR
Email: Jennifer.forman-orth@state.ma.us

Expert Perspectives: Evaluating the Species Selections of our Panelists 

Brian Kane, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Email: bkane@eco.umass.edu

David Bloniarz, Ph.D, US Forest Service
Email: bloniarz@eco.umass.edu

Useful Links Noted During the Conference

Neighborhood Nestwatch

Massachusetts Introduced Pests

Vibrant Cities Lab

 Gateway Cities Program

A Health Impact Assessment of the Lawrence Green Streets Program

Groundwork Lawrencee

Trees for Urban Spaces Planning Database

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder

Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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