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Archive for April, 2010

Urban Forestry Seminar Travels to Springfield’s Urban Greenspaces

Posted: April 29th, 2010

Students from this spring’s Urban Forestry Graduate Seminar (Forestry 697U) completed a field visit to Springfield’s urban core greenspaces on April 15, 2010. The informal session traveled through an urbanized neighborhood of the city, examining the natural features of the landscape, as they contribute to the quality of the urban ecosystem, as well as city […]

4th Annual UMass Student Tree Climbing Competition

Posted: April 28th, 2010

On Saturday April 24th, students in the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program held the 4th Annual UMass Student Tree Climbing Competition in Kendrick Park in Amherst. This year, the competition coincided with Arbor Day festivities in Amherst, and many residents stopped by to see the students compete. The competition consists of four events:  two speed […]

Students Lead Walk on Local Land Trust Property

Posted: April 26th, 2010

UMass forestry students Keith DiNardo and Bianca Kubierschky lead a walk on a newly acquired tract known as the Dan Glazier Forest,  owned by the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust in Leverett, Massachusetts.  Twelve people participated on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed several hours exploring the property. The students are working on an independent practicum conducting an […]

ARTS IN THE ARBORETUM

Posted: April 16th, 2010

Arts in the Arboretum is a celebration of the UMass Waugh Arboretum. Events on campus include dance, music, tree climbing, wildlife, and wood sculptures at various venues. See http://www.umass.edu/tei/TEI/ArtsArboretum.html.