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P R E S I D E N T ’ S Massachusetts Arborists Association, Inc. Board of Directors 2017 M E S S A G E Dear MAA Members, President Jay Ippolito, MCA , MCLP Olde Colonial Tree & Landscape, Inc. Westwood, MA Fall is finally here for real! It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at the last MAA dinner meeting. Your interest and loyalty to our association is obvious. One cannot help but learn something new every time we come together, whether it is from the speaker at a dinner meeting, the presenter at a Safety Saves seminar or simply from one of your peers. Vice President Natascha Batchelor, MCA Davey Tree Expert Company, Inc. East Falmouth, MA There are many aspects to being a professional in our industry. I have found that industry knowledge is the common thread to all of these aspects. We must never let our desire to continue to learn and safely practice our trade diminish. As your president, I feel it is my responsibility to continually make you aware of the great opportunities that we have every year to educate ourselves in the field of arboriculture and on safe and best practices. One of our best opportunities to do this is at New England GROWS. Secretary/Treasurer Trumbull Barrett, MCA Barrett Tree Service East, Inc. Medford, MA Past President Marc Hansen, MCA Maltby & Company, Inc. Stoughton, MA MCA Representative Max Ford-Diamond, MCA Boston Parks & Recreation Boston, MA As you know, the largest and most informative green industry conference in our region is New England GROWS. It never ceases to amaze me how much cutting-edge knowledge I take away from GROWS every year. The quality of the speakers is unsurpassed and the subject matter speaks directly to the reality of our industry. The exhibitors are more than willing to answer questions and serve our needs. I myself purchased a Bobcat at GROWS last year. I find that the exhibitors are eager to educate us about their products. I urge you to attend New England GROWS in a group, or by yourself, to come together with your peers, sharpen your skills and become more professional through knowledge. I look forward to seeing you at our dinner meetings and Safety Saves seminars, as well as at GROWS! Directors Ray Rose, MCA Town of Wrentham Wrentham, MA Stay safe and God bless you all, Neal Reilly, MCA The Reilly Tree Co., Inc. Plainville, MA Kevin Cleveland, MCA Tree Tech, Inc. Foxboro, MA Executive Director M. Virginia Wood, CMP Management Team Peggy Benjamin Kristen Dreyer Carrie Martin Charissa Sharkey MASSACHUSETTS ARBORISTS ASSOCIATION, INC. 8-D Pleasant Street South Natick, MA 01760 (508) 653-3320 FAX: (508) 653-4112 Jay Ippolito, MCA , MCLP President, MAA MAA NEWS is a publication of the Massachusetts Arborists Association, Inc. MAA NEWS is published four times a year for the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) and is distributed free of charge to members. The purpose of the newsletter is to disseminate information to promote general standards and ethics in commercial arboriculture, as well as to foster research and share knowledge with its members. The MAA is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to communications between its membership and the industry. The MAA believes the information in this publication to be accurate as of its publication date and is not responsible for inadvertent errors. The MAA and Massachusetts Certified Arborist (MCA) logos are trade- marks of the Massachusetts Arborists Association, Inc. Qualified MAA members and certified members only are permitted to utilize the logos. Logos for MAA and MCA are available through the MAA office. EDITORIAL Readers are encouraged to submit articles, announcements, review of products, or letters. Address correspon- dence to the attention of the MAA Newsletter Editor at the address below. ADVERTISING For advertising rates and information, contact MAA at, or at (508) 653-3320. Ads may be submitted as high-resolution pdf files. Discounted advertising rates are available to MAA members. DISCLAIMER The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the MAA. This newsletter is printed on paper that contai 2e426W'FfV@SR7B67VW"f&W#6W'FfVBV6v&6W76VB6&Pg&VRBe42&V76VCVf7GW&VBW6r&v2VW&w"Uu2u$u2VFF#p