The webcast presentation, ”An Urban Forest Under Attack: Asian Longhorned Beetle in Worcester, Massachusetts” which originally was presented on March 18, 2009 is now available for viewing or download. The webcast session features features Ken Gooch, MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation and Clint McFarland, USDA, APHIS, who provides an overview of the control and eradication program that is currently underway in this Massachusetts community of 152,000 residents. These experts, who are currently directing the field work related to the ALB initiative in Worcester, present a review of the response undertaken thus far, and provide an outlook of the upcoming efforts to control and eradicate this serious pest. This outbreak is considered serious on a regional scale, since it has the potential to impact over 600,000 host trees in Worcester County.
Please visit http://www.unri.org/webcasts/archive/march-2009-2/ to access the Resource and Archive web page, which includes links, associated files and a replay of the webcast session that can be viewed or downloaded for your use.