Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tree Pruning Workshop a Success!

This past weekend, ATC hosted a tree pruning workshop called "Train Your Trees".  The afternoon event, taught by local arborist Tom Ingersoll of Ingersoll Land Care and Melissa LeVangie from central Massachusetts, was well-attended.  We learned about proper tools, safety gear, and pruning technique.  Towards the end of the workshop, Melissa hoisted herself up into one of our Sugar Maples and demonstrated how to make decisions about structural pruning while Tom narrated from the ground.  All told, an enjoyable, educational experience.  This workshop was the first in our Forest Stewardship Series - look for more workshops and volunteer opportunities coming up at the KCC April through June.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Job Opportunity with ATC @ KCC

Interested in working on the Appalachian Trail this summer?  We have a job for you!  ATC is hiring a Trail Management Assistant to support our operations at the Kellogg Center and our work on the AT in southern New England.  To apply, go here:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Upcoming Event: Pruning Workshop

Train your Trees!  A hands-on workshop in structural pruning of ornamental and shade trees
with Tom Ingersoll, MA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist and principal of Ingersoll Land Care.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Kellogg Conservation Center
62 Undermountain Road (rt. 41)
South Egremont MA 01258

Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2-4pm

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Adam Brown at 413-528-8002 or