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Archive for August, 2010

Surveying Trees In Worcester

Last month the Greater Worcester Land Trust hosted an Asian longhorned beetle (“ALB”) tree survey within Kinney Woods, part of over 100-acres of GWLT conservation land. The area is just 2.5 miles west of a known ALB infestation and is a gateway to many other important areas including Holden Reservoir, Cascades Park, and Boynton Park. […]

Invasive Plants ID Lessons on YouTube

The New England Wild Flower Society has uploaded a series of short videos to YouTube profiling invasive plants in Massachusetts. To learn more, check out their identification tips for mile-a-minute vine (Polygonum perfoliatum), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora). If you think you see mile-a-minute vine, please photograph it or take a […]

Asian Longhorned Beetle Train-the-Trainer Sessions: Still Time to Register!

Our Asian Longhorned Beetle “T3” Train-the-Trainer sessions are starting up again next week, but there’s still time to register! As part of the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking stakeholders in Fitchburg, Leominster, New Bedford, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and surrounding communities to help organize tree surveys, participate […]