UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program

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Emerald Ash Borer close up

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has implemented a state-wide Massachusetts quarantine to help slow the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.

UMass Garden Calendar

The Garden Calendar presents a selection of plants chosen by UMass Extension staff.  Daily tips provide information on garden tasks, pests, and management strategies.

UMass is collaborating with Cornell University, the University of New Hampshire and industry and community partners on exciting new urban forestry approaches.

EAB adult close-up

The destructive beetle was detected in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, 2014, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released new 2012 Census of Agriculture profiles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and more than 3,000 counties in the nation.

Turf and landscape practitioners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are advised to stay up to date with changing fertilizer and nutrient management requirements. Click here for details.

In the wake of a severe storm or other disaster, landscape considerations are seldom on the forefront.  Prior planning and intelligent design, however, can help to make urban tree plantings more resilient during serious events.

Information about managing winter desiccation injury with anti-desiccant sprays.

White pine blister rust infection on Ribes

Widespread concern now exists that WPBR will once again become a serious threat for the long-term health of eastern white pine in New England.

The UMass Extension Turf Program has reviewed, revised and expanded technical information regarding the management of soil and nutrients in turf systems.

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