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Archive for November, 2012

Public Comment Period for EAB Quarantine extended

The public comment period for the establishment of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Quarantine following the discovery of this invasive pest in Dalton, MA in August of this past year has been extended through 11/21/2012. For more information, including where to submit your comments and links to presentations made at the public meetings, see this […]

2012 Winter Moth Survey

UMass Extension is reporting that winter moths will likely start to emerge in about a week or so. The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is an invasive species first discovered in Massachusetts in the 1990s. Winter moth caterpillars are efficient tree defoliators, often stripping the leaves of oaks, maples and other hardwood trees down to lacy […]