Western MA Tree Wardens Dinner Meeting - NEW DATE
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
324 King Street
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Quarterly dinner meeting of the Western Mass. Tree Wardens - tonight's topic is trees and climate change
How Does Climate Impact Trees?
Rick Harper, Ext. Asst. Professor, UMass-Amherst
How will recent weather occurrences and longer-term trends impact tree health? In this session we will discuss important stress factors that can influence the condition of our urban trees as well as some management strategies.
Western Mass's Changing Climate
Alex Bryan, Climatologist, U.S. Geological Survey
From false springs to freezing roots, invasives to ice storms, and windthrow to wildfires, climate change poses many risks to urban tree canopies. But first, how is the climate changing in Western Mass and how do we know?
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