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Landmark Labelling

Albany, New York’s Pine Bush has been designated a National Natural Landmark (NNL) due to its presence as an outstanding example of a globally rare ecosystem. Joining 596 other such sites around the country, a National Natural Landmark is labelled as such because it is the best remaining example of a specific biological or geological…

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White Pine Weevil Wounds

Larvae from the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi, has caused damage which has become very apparent in recent weeks. Larvae had begun feeding late April on the terminal leaders and the damage is very evident on eastern white pine, Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Siberian spruce and Colorado blue spruce. Larvae will have pupated and adults emerged by…

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Community Service in CT

The  Henry Whitfield State Museum, located in Guilford, CT, was home to the Whitfield family upon their arrival in the new world just 19 years after the pilgrims arrived in Plymouth. Journeying across the pond, Reverend Henry Whitfield sought to start a community free from religious persecution. Their family home was built with massive stone…

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Emerald Ash Borer Epicenter

Pest Pursuit Scientists appear to have pinpointed the epicenter of the emerald ash borer (EAB) population in the United States and from this origin they are able to track the spread and growth of this insidious insect community. The U.S. Forest Service and Michigan State University used samples from ashes killed by EAB to reveal…

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Leaf Scorch Squeeze

Infection Imposition Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS) is a chronic, infectious tree disease caused by the xylem-limited bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. It is transmitted by xylem feeding insects and colonizes the water transmitting tissue. Similar to the effects of Dutch elm disease it will physically clog the xylem, impairing the trees ability to conduct water from roots to crown.…

Helping green industries professionals with standards and best practices for tree risk management

Today we’re at the Professional Grounds Management Society‘s 2014 Green Industry Professional Field Day and Trade Show at American University in Washington, DC to share industry standards and best practices for tree risk assessment. Hundreds of green industry professionals from the region are attending today’s event to learn about sustainability, landscape maintenance, and trees. Thanks…

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Roots and Shoots

Roots VS. Shoots Caring properly for your lawn and landscape requires an understanding of the complex relationship between roots; the below ground support and nutrient acquiring portion and shoots; the above ground foliage portion. Both play a crucial role in plant development and success: roots obtain water and mineral nutrients from the soil while shoots conduct…

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BioBlitz

Species Summary A “BioBlitz” is a 24 hour event in which volunteer teams comprised of teachers, scientists, naturalists, students, families and community members come together to find and identify as many plants, animals, fungi, microbes and other organisms as possible within a given space. National Geographic is aiding in conducting a BioBlitz in a different…