August 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Join us as Rick Harper, from the University of Massachusetts, discusses the economic and plant health considerations of planting trees grown using a variety of nursery production systems including bare-root, balled and burlapped, and container-grown.
Richard W. Harper is an Extension Assist. Professor of Urban & Community Forestry in the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation. An ISA (Int. Society of Arboriculture) Board Certified Master Arborist & Connecticut Licensed Arborist, Rick has over 16 years combined green industry experience both as a field technician and in Cornell University’s Extension Horticulture Program. Rick received his Master of Science in Entomology & undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies/Forest Management.