At the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Dr. Bruce Fraederich presented the latest research in the goals and objectives of pruning systems.
A regulatory update was presented by Veronica Johnson, from the Maryland Department of Agriculture at the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.
An update on insect pests and problems was presented by Dr. Mike Raupp, University of Maryland.
According to the City of Westminster and the Westminster Tree Commission, the workshop was, "Presented by Bartlett Tree Experts, the Westminster Tree Commission, and the City of Westminster.
"The annual workshop was established with the goal of improving the skills of arborists, foresters, gardeners, and landscapers from government agencies. To this end, the one day event brings in industry experts from around the country to provide professional training and education. State Foresters and private arborists and foresters are welcomed as well.
"All eligible attendees receive Maryland Pesticide Applicator--Full Recertification and Continuing Education Credits from SA (International Society of Arborists) and the American Society of Foresters. Offering these re-certification and continuing education credits is an ongoing service which recognizes the professional achievements of the attendees."