2021 MNLA Virtual Forum
2021 MNLA Virtual Forum
 
 

Webinars

Online education at its finest!

MNLA members: $25/webinar | Certified MCHs: $35/webinar | Non members: $50/webinar*
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Virtual Forum webinars start at 11:30 am EST on Thursdays,* beginning January 14, 2021. These hour and a half in-depth sessions include live Q&A with the speakers, community networking, and a full year to rewatch the webinar wherever and whenever you want! 1 MCH credit available per webinar. Click here for more information regarding on demand webinars that were previously recorded.

*Pricing is consistent unless noted otherwise in webinar description. All live webinars take place on Thursdays from 11:30 am–1 pm and will be available to watch on demand after the fact unless noted otherwise.

Plant ID

Kelly Perry, MCH, Swan Point Cemetery

Previously recorded on February 18, 2021
Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Speaker: Kelly Perry, MCH, Swan Point Cemetery and the MCH Board

Practical tips for tree and shrub identification. Click for more details.

Description: Practical tips for tree and shrub identification.

Biography: Kelly Perry is the director of horticulture, greenhouse operations and educational outreach for Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island. Swan Point is a 200-acre Victorian-era garden cemetery and arboretum. Kelly has been an MCH for 26 years and is proud to serve MNLA as a member of the MCH board.

1 MCH credit available with summary submission


Shade Gardens: Embracing the Dark Side

Cheryl Salatino, landscape designer, Dancing Shadows Garden Design, and MA certified horticulturistSaturday, August 14, 2021
1–4 pm

Please note, on demand access will not be available for this webinar after the live broadcast.  

Fee: $45 (Native Plant Trust members)/$54 (Non members)

Speaker: Cheryl Salatino, landscape designer, Dancing Shadows Garden Design, and MA certified horticulturist

*Registration for this event is through the Native Plant Trust website. Visit MNLA.com to register for other live and on-demand webinars.

Creating lush and vibrant gardens in the shade tends to frustrate even the best gardeners. How do we infuse more color, adventure, and intrigue into these spaces? Click for more details.

Description: Creating lush and vibrant gardens in the shade tends to frustrate even the best gardeners. How do we infuse more color, adventure, and intrigue into these spaces? The mood, plants, and conditions act as our guide. This workshop blends site-specific assessment, design strategies, and plant options to help enliven your imagination. Bring your project to participate in a flash design collaboration.

Biography: As a collaborator, I believe garden design is a partnership with my clients. It’s a blend of dreaming and practical application. Together, we develop great ways to use spaces, solve problems and create a beautiful place to come home to. My business got off the ground in 2002 after completing my initial studies in Landscape Design. I chose this work because it was a lifelong learning opportunity – as nature and all its elements are constantly changing. More importantly, I chose this business to work with and delight people. When I’m not at visiting clients or digging in the dirt, you may find me teaching design, speaking to garden enthusiasts or leading garden tours.

Co-sponsored by Native Plant Trust | 1 MCH credit available


Spotted Lanternfly Update

Joshua Bruckner

Thursday, November 18 , 2021
11:30 am–1 pm

Speaker: Joshua Bruckner, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Learn the latest information about spotted lanternfly and where we stand after the survey season. Click for more details.

Description: Learn the latest information about spotted lanternfly and where we stand after the survey season. You’ll find out about the lanternfly’s life cycle, control methods, where it’s been found, and what actions you can take.

Biography: Joshua Bruckner is the forest pest outreach coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, where he has worked for over five years. He has a master’s in biology from Clark University.

1 MCH credit available
License credits are requested for: 25, 29, 32, 35, 36, 36, L (core), Dealer


Insect Pests of Woody Plants: 2021 Updates & Beyond

Tawny Simisky, MS, Entomologist with UMass Extension

Thursday, December 9, 2021
11:30 am–1 pm

Speaker: Tawny Simisky, MS, Entomologist with UMass Extension

One thing you can always count on—insects feeding on trees and shrubs in our landscapes! Click for more details.

Description: One thing you can always count on—insects feeding on trees and shrubs in our landscapes! There were some interesting insects reported by professionals and property owners in Massachusetts this year. We will review updates for the usual suspects and take a look at some perhaps lesser known species seen in 2021, time permitting. Accurately identifying insects is the first step in determining proper management strategies.

Biography: Tawny Simisky is an Entomologist with UMass Extension and the interim team leader of the Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program. She develops resources and educational programs for landscape professionals, arborists, and grounds managers. She provides diagnostic support to the UMass Plant Diagnostics Lab. Prior to this position, she worked with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Forest Health Program where she was involved with the eradication of the Asian longhorned beetle, monitoring the emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, and other forest pests throughout the state. She earned her M.S. Degree in Ecology and Environmental Science with a focus on Entomology from the University of Maine, Orono. While at UMaine, her research focused on biosurveillance to monitor for the invasive emerald ash borer using a native, ground-nesting and non-stinging wasp, Cerceris fumipennis, also known as the smoky-winged beetle bandit.

1 MCH credit available


Click here for more information regarding on demand webinars that were previously recorded.

 

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