NWMF – Northwest Municipal Foresters

You do not have to work for a municipality to attend!  Anyone involved in the tree industry is welcome and each meeting is worth 2 CEUs for attendees who are ISA certified arborists.  Meetings are generally held on the last Thursday of each month from October through April depending on speaker availability.

The meetings are held at the City of Moline’s Municipal Services Facility located at 3635 4th Avenue – Moline, IL – 61265 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, UNLESS otherwise noted.

Registration is between $5 – $12 and covers the cost of dinner. Receipts will be given upon request. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the meal, please let us know. In an effort to help us determine set up as well as improve the process of ordering food, please RSVP. This indicates your intention to stay for food and payment is expected at the door. If you are only interested in the talk and do not intend to participate in the dinner, the registration fee will be waived, provided you state so at the time of RSVP.

Comments and/or suggestions about future talks are always welcome. Additionally, we are always looking for new communities to host the meetings and sponsors to provide food. Please e-mail Terry Bates at the City of Moline at tbates@moline.il.us  if you are interested or have any suggestions.  

Updates by Dr. Fredric Miller

Pest Updates


Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Title: Girdling Roots

Speaker: Scott Carlson

Location: Moline Public Works – 3635 Fourth Ave, Moline ,IL 61265

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Title: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Speaker: Brian Bothast  (OSHA)

Location: Moline Public Works building 3635 4th avenue , Moline 61265

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Date: Thursday May 26, 2022

Title: Oak Wilt Management Options

Speaker: Lee Fredericks

Location: Riverside Garden Center , 3400  5th ave , Moline 61265

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Title: “Is Your Tree Normal”

Speaker: Scott Carlson

Location: Moline Public Works Building 3635 4th ave, Moline, IL 61265

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Title: Identifying Common Wood Decay Fungi

Speaker: Chelsi Abbott

Location: Moline Public Works , 3635 4th Ave
Moline, Il 61265 or Virtual – you must RSVP in order to receive the zoom link.

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please RSVP: Terry Bates at tbates@moline.il.us
2 CEUs available.


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