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The following are short stories that describe what we and our students do in Environmental Conservation.

Plant Health Diagnostic Course

Posted: April 30th, 2013

‘Students from NRC 390G Plant Health Care Diagnostics’ perform hands-on landscape site assessments’

UMass celebrates Arbor Day 2013

Posted: April 30th, 2013

UMass celebrates Arbor Day 2013 at Kennedy Middle School, Springfield, MA. Professors Dave Bloniarz and Rick Harper, Umass Department of Environment Conservation, are pictured here with community volunteers and members of the Regreen Springfield Board of Directors.  

Cree Culture Experience

Posted: April 26th, 2013

    This was the class that went on the 2013 snowshoeing trip to Ouje-Bougoumou in northern Quebec. It was a ten-day cultural emersion trip. We stayed three nights in the cultural village and five days in a traditional bush camp.  We learned about the boreal forest by living in it. Our wonderful hosts David […]

Posted: January 30th, 2013

  In October, three members of the UMass Student Chapter of the SAF attended the 2012 SAF National Convention in Spokane, WA. These students sat in on a number of technical sessions,listened to knowledgeable guest speakers and browsed through the exhibitors on site. The trio was also able to visit several properties of Inland Empire […]

Spotlight: Arboriculture Students Place Top Honors in Tree Climbing Competition

Posted: October 6th, 2008

  The New Hampshire Arborist Association held its annual tree climbing competition in Hanover, NH on September 28th. Among the competitors were Eliot Beals and Kyle McCabe, current UMass students, as well as Andrew Putnam, who graduated in 2006.