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Archive for January, 2017

Calling All 5th Grade Arborists and Artists!

Are you a 5th grade teacher or a 5th grade student with a passion for art or nature?  Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!  The Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced its 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest, a chance to win cool prizes for your school by showing off your artistic talent […]

Winter Moth Survey Update 2016

The winter moth flight came and went this fall, and numbers were so low, you might not have noticed them at all… The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is an invasive species first discovered in Massachusetts in the 1990s. Winter moth caterpillars are highly efficient tree defoliators, often stripping the leaves of oaks, maples and other hardwood trees […]