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Archive for January, 2010

New "Asian Longhorned Beetle Look-Alikes" Mini-Poster Available

A new “Asian Longhorned Beetle Look-Alikes” mini-poster is now available from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. It features an image and description of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an invasive and highly destructive pest which attacks hardwood trees, along with seven of the insects that ALB is most often confused with in Massachusetts. The […]

Come See What’s "Lurking in the Trees"

“Lurking in the Trees,” the new documentary about the devastating invasion of the Asian Longhorned Beetle, will be screened next Wednesday, January 20th, at 7:30pm at Sudbury Grange Hall in Sudbury, MA. The screening is presented by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the Sudbury Grange. After the movie, a question and answer session […]

Asian Longhorned Beetle documentary to air at Mass. State House

A different sort of “Beetlemania” is set for the Massachusetts State House next week, where a screening of the new documentary “Lurking in the Trees” will be held. The film tells the story of the recent Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infestation in greater Worcester. Some experts fear that the infestation, which has already cost 25,000 […]

ALB Maple Posters Now Available!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has developed a new Asian longhorned beetle poster that highlights the threat that the beetle poses to maples and other hardwood trees. The poster is full-color, 18″ by 24″ and includes high-quality images generously shared by several photographers. The poster focuses on the potential impact of ALB on […]