A new discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Belchertown. Massachusetts DCR Forest Health program has provided two updated maps: a town-by-town map of EAB detections and a map of EAB detections showing areas of immediate infestation concern..
With the recent discovery in Vermont of emerald ash borer, there will likely be an ever-increasing need to dispose of the wood from dead and dying trees. One organization in the Midwest is coming up with innovative solutions to repurpose urban trees that are removed. Learn more about the Urban Wood Network
Western Mass. Tree Wardens (chapter of MTWFA) and Southeastern Mass. Tree Wardens (SEMTWAA) are each holding a quarterly dinner meeting in March. View the Western Mass. brochure here. You can register online for the Western Mass. meeting in Northampton. View the Southeastern Mass. flyer here. To register for the Southeastern Mass. meeting in Middleboro, send an email to SEMTWAA.
The 2018 annual conference is now history, and it was a good one. Educational speaker presentations, over 40 visiting students from UMass, Essex Technical High School and Norfolk County Agricultural High School, three MTWFA association awards (2018 Tree Warden of the Year, George E. Stone Founders Award, and President’s Award), camaraderie, networking, and a full trade show. Tawny Simisky has generously shared the handout of her presentation on Insect Pests of 2017. Click here to download the handout.
Check out the conference web page and our exhibitors page, and save the dates for next year: January 8-9, 2019.