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Archive for April, 2009

Asian longhorned beetle – Beetle Beware!

Posted: April 16th, 2009

  Beetle Beware! In August 2008 a Worcester, MA resident discovered the exotic, invasive insect Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in her neighborhood. Since the discovery, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Massachusetts state agencies, and the City of Worcester have embarked on an effort to eradicate the beetle […]

Urban Forestry seniors Dan Cohen and Chris Pineau placed first in national tree climbing competition

Posted: April 8th, 2009

Urban Forestry seniors Dan Cohen and Chris Pineau (both STK ’07) placed first among 37 teams at the national Student Career Days Tree Climbing Competition hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), surpassing the second place team by 14 points. Chris and Dan finished in second place last year, so their victory in 2009 was […]