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MAA Spring Learning Opportunities The MAA educational offerings this spring will provide you with tools to prepare for the season ahead, along with important safety information. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: TUESDAY • March 27, 2018 MAA Safety Saves Seminar 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MHS Elm Bank • 900 Washington St. • Wellesley, MA Tree Worker Safety: ANSI Z133 Update & the Latest on Tie-In Points SPEAKERS: Brian Kane, Ph.D. MAA Professor of Commercial Horticulture, UMass Amherst Dennis Ryan, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, UMass Amherst When it comes to safety, we all need to stay up-to-date on research, regulations and best practices. Check in with Professor Brian Kane, Ph.D. and Professor Emeritus Dennis Ryan, Ph.D. of UMass Stockbridge. Dr. Ryan will kick things off with a quick run- through of the 2017 revisions to the ANSI Z133 Standards. The revisions pertain to electrical hazards, climbing, use of vehicles and mobile equipment, as well as general safety. Dr. Kane will then focus on tie-in points (TIP) when climbing. He’ll discuss the likelihood of TIP failure and describe factors that affect the possibility of a failure. He will also present some data on loads measured during ascent into a tree, along with computer simula- tions of the load-bearing capacity of a specific TIP. TUESDAY • April 24, 2018 MAA Dinner Meeting 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Educational Presentation is from 6-7 p.m.) Ken’s Steak House • 95 Worcester Rd. • Framingham, MA Forest Health Update: What to Expect this Season SPEAKER: Ken Gooch Forest Health Program Director, Ma ssachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation Catch up on the latest tree health concerns in Massachusetts. Ken Gooch will share up-to-the-minute information on Gypsy moth predictions, Emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, and impacts of the southern pine beetle should it become estab- lished in our area. He’ll also address the spotted lantern fly, white pine disease issues, and will provide an update on the Asian longhorned beetle eradication in Worcester County. See examples of how our trees are impacted by these issues and learn management strategies to employ this season. C E U MCA & Pesticide credit (pending) SPONSORED BY: Helena Chemical C E U CTSP ISA MCA Safety TUESDAY • March 27, 2018 MAA Dinner Meeting 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Educational Presentation is from 6-7 p.m.) Ken’s Steak House • 95 Worcester Rd. • Framingham, MA The Value of Trees & Vegetation in the Urban Landscape SPEAKER: Lucy Hutyra, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University Join Dr. Lucy Hutyra from Boston University as she reports on her research regarding the value of urban trees and vegetation and the productivity of edges in the urban forest. Explore how residential landscapes can impact the urban heat island effect and carbon sequestration. Get up to speed on the environmental challenges we are facing and learn how tree care professionals can help. MAA Education Events Where You Can… • LEARN about the latest industry information and trends • EARN CEU credit • NETWORK with like-minded professionals C E U MCA ISA SPONSORED BY: McSweeney & Ricci Insurance MAA NEWS / March 2018 5