Welcome to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance Events Calendar!

Here you can easily navigate the calendar below to view MFA events, meetings and workshops. In addition to MFA sponsored events, we also list other workshops and meetings hosted by third party organizations relevant to our membership. To find out more about an event, simply click on it for complete details. To search events by category, click on the ‘Categories’ button to select which categories to turn on and off.

DCR Tree Steward Training @ Harvard Forest
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

The 2014 DCR Tree Steward Training will take place Friday, October 24, to Saturday, October 25, at the Harvard Forest in Petersham.

At this year’s session: learn about tree planting, soils, i-Tree, working with community groups and municipal departments, pests, pruning, tree ID, and funding urban forestry programs and participate in a roundtable discussion on urban and community forestry. We’ll have a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions.


White-Tailed Deer in Northeastern Forests: Understanding and Assessing Impacts webinar @ Harvard Forest
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tom Rawinski of the U.S. Forest Service will discuss the impacts of white-tailed deer in forests in the Northeast in a webinar from Harvard Forest.

To access the webinar, go to

Farm & Forest Tour @ Gould Farm
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A farm & forest tour led by Bob Rausch will show the stewardship activities that have been used on Gould Farm to manage woodlands and harvest forest and farm products.  Come chat with local woodland owners, foresters, and other land conservation professionals about options for you and your land. This is a great opportunity to share information and ask questions about woodlands, wildlife, and farm management.

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation Lecture @ Arnold Arboretum -- Hunnewell Building
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Eric Rutkow will discuss his book, American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation, in a lecture at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building in Boston from 7 to 8:30 pm on November 6th.

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Project Learning Tree Workshop @ Quabbin Reservoir Training Center
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Project Learning Tree Workshop for Early Childhood Educators will be held at the Quabbin Reservoir Training Center in Belchertown on November 8th from 9 am to noon.  The workshop is aimed at educators working with children between 3 and 6 years old.  The $15 workshop fee includes PLT’s Early Childhood Curriculum Guide, a music CD, and supporting materials.

Register by November 1st

Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine lecture @ Geological Lecture Hall
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American Research, University of Maine, will give a lecture on Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine at the Geological Lecture Hall at Harvard University from 6 to 7 pm on November 18th.