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Archive for November, 2009

Learn About Invasive Forest Pests at “Emerald Ash Borer University”

Those seeking to learn more about the emerald ash borer now have a great new resource available. “Emerald Ash Borer University” is a collaborative effort by the U.S. Forest Service, Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University. The website offers free webinars with topics from the latest research on EAB to the most […]

It’s that time of year again: Winter Moths are here

Male winter moth Female winter moth Throughout Eastern Massachusetts, residents are reporting seeing small brown moths flying around at night, flocking to porch lights and other light sources. There are a few different species that are in this fall/winter burst of activity, with the most numerous appropriately named “winter moth.” Winter moths (Operophtera brumata) are […]

Invasive plants in holiday decorations

State environmental officials are urging consumers to avoid invasive plants in holiday decorating. With the holiday season fast approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) and the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fish and Wildlife (MassWildlife) are urging homeowners and holiday decorators to beware of invasive plants that may be used in […]