March 2009 – Webcast (ALB in Massachusetts)
“An Urban Forest Under Attack: Asian Longhorned Beetle in Worcester, Massachusetts“ was originally presented on March 18, 2009, and the webcast featured Ken Gooch, MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation and Clint McFarland, USDA, APHIS, who provided 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, presented a review of the response undertaken thus far, and delivered 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, MA.
Documents and Files:
- ALB Host Species List (PDF)
- ALB Regulated Area Map (PDF)
- ALB Pest Alert (PDF)
- Handling Woody Debris and ALB Infestation (PDF)
- ALB Cooperative Eradication Program
- City of Worcester, Official ALB Website
- US Forest Service ALB Website
- ALB Factsheet
You can view this informative webcast below using the embedded video viewer. Just click on Play and the video will start momentarily. Alternatively, you may download a copy to your own PC. Simply right-click on the provided link and save the presentation to your desktop or other appropriate directory. You can then open the file once it is downloaded and view it by using the default Windows Media Player software.
Download the file in Windows Media (WMV) format.