Latest news from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance

Emerald Ash Borers Found in Boston

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) announced July 30th that tree-killing Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) were detected in Boston in a trap at Arnold Arboretum. Suffolk County is the third county in the Commonwealth to have a confirmed detection of EABs. (more…)

Massachusetts Forest Legacy Program Seeks Woodland Conservation Proposals

The Massachusetts Forest Legacy Program is currently seeking proposals for forest land conservation projects for fiscal 2016.  Proposals and all required paperwork for 2016 Forest Legacy projects must be submitted by September 15th to be considered. (more…)

Educators — Apply for a PLT Greenworks Grant

Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students?  Need funds to implement it?  Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grant! (more…)

National Park Service Seeks 5 Large White Oak Trees to Restore Saugus Iron Works Waterwheels

Got white oaks?  Really large white oaks?  If so, the National Park Service would like to hear from you.

The National Park Service is looking for 5 straight white oak trees that are at least 34 inches dbh and with a useable stem at least 28 feet tall to use to create a rotating central shaft and hub to restore five wooden waterwheels at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Saugus.  The park has been searching nationwide for 10 months to find suitable trees for the reconstruction work without success so far. (more…)

American Tree Farm System Seeks Comments on Revised Standards for Tree Farmers

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, is seeking comments from Tree Farmers, foresters, and the general public about the new draft ATFS 2015-2020  Standards of Sustainability, which are the standards that woodland owners in Massachusetts and other states must meet for their properties to qualify for Tree Farm status.  There are currently nearly 600 properties in Massachusetts certified as Tree Farms.  The Massachusetts Tree Farm program is sponsored and administered by the Forest Alliance.  (more…)