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Don’t Move Firewood! Protecting Campgrounds and our Natural Resources

Though it’s cold outside now, the spring camping season is rapidly approaching! While many campers like to bring their own firewood to campsites, the invasive wood-boring insects Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer make frequent use of firewood to transport themselves to new infestation sites. Worcester has already lost 36,000 trees to date due […]

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 […]

Looking Back: Forest Pest Awareness Month 2016

Once again in 2016 August was officially declared Forest Pest Awareness month by the governor as part of an effort to raise awareness about invasive insects such as Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer. Over the course of August, much was done to increase the public’s awareness of these introduced pests. Due to the […]

What’s Being Done During Forest Pest Awareness Month

August is Forest Pest Awareness Month in Massachusetts, a state-appointed time to focus on Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) (Anoplophora glabripennis) and other invasive insects. ALB is a species of great concern because it attacks and destroys a wide range of native hardwood trees, including maple. Human efforts remain the best methods to detect the presence of […]

Hey, That’s Not ALB!

Just a reminder: Here in Massachusetts, the bugs may be flying, but Asian Longhorned Beetle won’t emerge from the trees until July. If you’re seeing big black beetles with long, long antennae in May and early June, they are almost certainly the native look-alikes knows as Whitespotted Pine Sawyers. Read more in this blog post […]

Hey, that’s not Asian Longhorned Beetle!

Just a reminder: Here in Massachusetts, the bugs may be flying, but Asian Longhorned Beetle won’t emerge from the trees until July. If you’re seeing big black beetles with long, long antennae this spring, they are almost certainly the native look-alikes knows as Whitespotted Pine Sawyers. Read more in this blog post from our archives.

August is Tree Check Month!

Have you checked your trees for signs of invasive forest pests? Insects like Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are a threat to trees across Massachusetts. This month, we’re asking everyone to take just 10 minutes to check the trees in their yard or in nearby parks or forests, and to report any suspicious […]

Worcester Receives $400K Reforestation Grant

The Patrick Administration today announced a $450,000 Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) grant to support reforestation in the city of Worcester after the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) infestation devastated much of the landscape. The funds will be used to replant 900 trees in Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation areas. “The landscape across Worcester was devastated […]

August is Tree Check Month!

Have you checked your trees for signs of invasive forest pests? Insects like Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are a threat to trees across Massachusetts. This month, we’re asking everyone to take just 10 minutes to check the trees in their yard or in nearby parks or forests, and to report any suspicious […]

Crafts for Kids: Asian Longhorned Beetle Ring

Are you planning an Asian Longhorned Beetle lesson with a group of students, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or other youth group? This activity is perfect for young boys and girls! Students will learn about the morphology of Asian Longhorned Beetle (“ALB”) as you guide them through constructing an ALB ring! Materials Needed: Black Construction Paper […]