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Archive for November, 2011

Snowstorm Impacts Urban and Natural Forests — In Different Ways

Posted: November 14th, 2011

Now that power has mostly been restored following October’s early Noreaster, residents are taking stock of a longer term casualty of the storm — thousands of downed and damaged trees. But whether that’s all bad or good news…..depends on your ecological perspective.  New England Public Radio’s Karen Brown recently provided listeners with some observations of […]

Tornado Micro-climate Effects Featured on WFCR-New England Public Radio

Posted: November 11th, 2011

New England Public Radio/WFCR recently featured a segment on the results of a micro-climate study undertaken in the tornado impact zone of Springfield, MA. The study, completed by David Bloniarz, Adjunct Assistant Professor and US Forest Service Research Scientist, along with Robert Brooks, a Forest Service Research Scientist stationed at UMass, examined the effects of […]

Arboriculture Team Competes at TCI Expo

Posted: November 11th, 2011

On 4 November 2011, The UMass Arboriculture Team competed in the16th annual Student Career Days skills competition at TCI Expo in Hartford, CT. Team members Ethan Dangelo, Dave Golon, Alex Julius, Jason Sigman, and Bryan Westlake are all students in the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program.  Dave  took first place in the knowledge exam in the men’s division; and Alex, […]