95,000 trees in line for injections against Asian longhorned beetles

By Bob Kievra TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF (Worcester, MA)
WORCESTER, MA — More than 95,000 trees in Central Massachusetts are in line for chemical treatment this spring as federal officials continue their efforts to curb the Asian longhorned beetle infestation.
The treatments, slated to begin April 25, will cover approximately 2,100 acres in eight areas across [...]

March 16th Webcast Planned – Aerial Sketch Mapping for ALB

Planting a New Urban Forest: Using Aerial Sketch Mapping for ALB Reforestation in Worcester, MA
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 11:00 AM (Eastern)
Featuring Eric Seaborn and Felicia Andre, Massachusetts Dept of Environmental Conservation and John Parry and Bill Frament, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area
Please plan to join us for this March UNRI Informational Webcast, which will introduce [...]

I-PED Pest Evaluation & Detection Module of i-Tree Available

Urban areas are frequently the first site of introduction for exotic pests, where they remain undetected until populations are well established and have had harmful impacts on the health of host trees. Many communities routinely complete and update tree inventories, but often overlook pest invasions because pest detection tools are not part of the inventory [...]

i-Tree 4.0 and i-Tree Tools Website

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. i-Tree v4.0 is an improved version of the suite of tools driven by two years of feedback from cooperative stakeholders and the community of i-Tree users.
The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes [...]

i-Tree Version 4.0 Released

The i-Tree Team is excited to announce that i-Tree v4.0 is now available. In addition to significant upgrades to existing applications, i-Tree v4.0 offers users new easily accessible online analysis tools such as i-Tree Design and i-Tree Canopy. Furthermore, i-Tree Hydro provides users with an innovative new watershed scale hydrology modeling application.
Visit to learn [...]

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