At New England GROWS, November 30 – December 2 in Boston, green industry professionals from across the Northeast come together to learn the latest science and techniques in horticulture and arboriculture. With more than 30 seminars, fast-paced Sprint Sessions, and hands-on safety training on the show floor, arborists and other tree care professionals can choose from a wealth of educational sessions taught by leading practitioners and scientists.
Learn the latest management strategies for insect pests, find out how to improve soil health and take away new ways to conserve water. New England GROWS addresses the most important topics for successful plant health care, as well as a wide variety of trending topics in worker safety, successful business practices and equipment handling. In all, participants can choose from more than 30 educational sessions over the course of three days. Continuing Education Credit from a gamut of professional organizations is available at many sessions, including pesticide license recertification.
Educational seminars for tree care professionals include:
- Restoration Pruning After Storms, Ed Gilman, Ph.D.
- Climate Change & the Impact on Tree-Insect Interaction, Daniel A. Herms, Ph.D.
- Tree Assessment: Likelihood & Consequences of Failure, Tom Smiley, Ph.D.
- Tree House Design & Construction: A Modern Trend, Dan Wright
- Perspectives on Soil Design: Opportunities & Challenges, John Swallow, Ph.D., LSP
- New Management Strategies & Planting Practices for the Urban Forest, Rick Harper
In addition to the in-depth lectures, attendees can take advantage of information-packed, 30-minute sessions in the new Safety Arena. Taught by industry experts and facilitated by Ed Carpenter, NATS Certified Instructor and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Safety Arena programming includes:
- Health & Wellness for Industrial Athletes
- Handle that Saw Like You Mean It
- OSHA Standards for Safe Crane Rigging
- An Era of Advances in DRT and SRT Tree Climbing
- The Ergonomics of Modern Ascending & Work Positioning Systems
Safety recertification credit is available at select sessions for TCIA’s Certified Tree Safety Professionals (CTSP), Massachusetts Certified Arborist (MCA) and Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professionals.
Registration starts at $29 for all three days of the conference, with early registrants realizing the most savings. For the complete agenda or to register, visit NewEnglandGROWS.org. To stay up to date with conference details, download the GROWS mobile app on iTunes or GooglePlay