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PEST ALERT! Crpyt Gall Wasp.

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Early Spring 2012, Oak trees all along  the coastal areas of Falmouth, Yarmouthport and Brewster began showing very serious signs of die-back and stress. It was not very clear at first what was going on with these distressed trees. Perhaps these trees were suffering from the salty blasts of wind they received from Hurricane Irene  the previous year. After all, …

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Emerald Ash Borer in Massachusetts

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Emerald Ash Borer- Perhaps the most destructive insect of this decade Maybe you have heard of the Emerald Ash Borer already. This destructive little insect has been in the news quite a bit over the past few years as it has left tens of millions of dead Ash trees (genus Fraxinus)  in its wake as it has spread across North …