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Archive for June, 2010

Fitchburg/Leominster & New Bedford – Volunteers Needed

As part of the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking stakeholders in the communities of Fitchburg, Leominster, New Bedford and surrounding communities to help organize tree surveys, participate in Asian longhorned beetle “Train the Trainer” sessions, and plan other activities to help raise awareness about the Asian […]

Help Needed – Boston Tree Survey

As part of the Friends of the Public Garden 40th Anniversary celebration, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking volunteers to assist with an Asian longhorned beetle tree survey in Boston Common next Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. While ALB has not been found in Boston, groups like the Friends remain vigilant about protecting […]

Help Fight Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, “EAB”) is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that has caused the loss of tens of millions of ash trees in North America, just within the past eight years. While it has not been found in New England, it has been found as close as New York and Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts and […]