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Archive for April, 2017

Meet the BeetleBot!

What looks like an Asian Longhorned Beetle, but doesn’t threaten our trees and natural resources?  The BeetleBot! This terrifying machination resembles the invasive insect currently located in central Massachusetts. The real beetle targets hardwood trees, especially maples, but this robotic replica’s only goal is to educate and entertain. It was featured at the It’s A […]

Stopping Forest Pests at the Source

Are you a Massachusetts landscaper that imports/distributes stone and or tile materials for use in construction or landscaping? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Stone and other hardscape materials shipped in wood packaging, such as crates and pallets, can serve as pathways through which invasive pests like emerald ash borer (EAB) and the […]