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Archive for July, 2010

Asian Longhorned Beetle Community Meetings In Boston And Brookline

Officials from the US Department of Agriculture, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, the city of Boston, and the town of Brookline have scheduled public meetings to discuss the recent discovery of Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) in Jamaica Plain and eradication efforts: Wednesday, July 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Brookline Public […]

Help Wanted – Worcester ALB Surveys

The Greater Worcester Land Trust is looking for volunteers to assist with Asian longhorned beetle tree surveys in the Worcester area on Tuesdays during the month of July. Sessions will be held from noon – 1:00pm (when the lighting is best for detecting ALB tree damage). No experience necessary – experienced GWLT members will hold […]

Asian Longhorned Beetle Found In Boston

During the July 4th weekend, a small infestation of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle was found in Jamaica Plain (Boston). The site is at Faulkner Hospital, just across from the Arnold Arboretum. Six infested maple trees were found, in close proximity to each other, and have already been removed by USDA/DCR. Surveys of the area […]