In August, Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), an invasive and potentially devastating insect pest of maples and other trees, was discovered in Worcester. As part of her M.S. thesis, Mollie Freilicher, a graduate student in Urban Forestry, analyzed street trees in several communities in Massachusetts, using the Street Tree Analysis Resource Tool for Urban Forest Managers (STRATUM). Her report is the first comprehensive assessment of street trees in Worcester, and will facilitate reforestation efforts after trees infested with ALB have been removed.
Link: Report (PDF)