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Archive for May, 2018

Did You Miss the Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Workshop?

This past April, the Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) partnered with the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to host an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Preparedness Workshop in Pittsfield, MA. The day-long event provided attendees with an update on the current status of EAB in our state as well as information on the […]

It’s Sawyer Season!

Spring is finally in the air, which means insects are as well. One insect you should become familiar with is the whitespotted pine sawyer, a native longhorned insect that looks a lot like the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB)! While these two species are easily confused, there are several big differences to keep in mind […]

Up Close and Personal With Emerald Ash Borer

Are you in or near a town impacted by the invasive wood-boring pest known as the Emerald Ash Borer? Foresters from the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation will be holding two in-field trainings this May in order to teach people how to recognize this ash-killing pest. Each session will cover the following: How to […]