Posts Tagged ‘ alb ’

JP remains beetle-free

July 6, 2012
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Two years after Jamaica Plain first saw Asian longhorned beetles (ALB), the neighborhood remains free of any further sightings of the tree-killing beetle. JP can look forward to at least two more years of quarantine and possible pesticide treatments, despite the lack of new sightings since the Faulkner Hospital discovery two years ago this...

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Storm fells trees

September 9, 2011
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(Photo by Jonathan McCurdy) Neighbors examine an uprooted street tree that crushed a minivan and another vehicle at 132 Williams St. in Stonybrook during tropical storm Irene on Aug. 28.

Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Jamaica Plain on Aug. 28 as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. Large trees were reported down in local parks, including Jamaica Pond, Franklin Park and the Southwest Corridor. Several streets were blocked by fallen trees and parts of Jamaica Hills suffered...

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How to remove trees without spreading beetles

August 30, 2011
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As residents clean up the trees and branches knocked down by tropical storm Irene last weekend, they must be careful not to spread the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Most of Jamaica Plain remains under a ban against transporting wood out of the area due to the possibility that the tree-killing ALB is hiding inside...

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Anti-beetle treatment wraps up

July 8, 2011
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JAMAICA HILLS—Approximately 1,921 trees were treated with pesticide in a plan to control the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) that wrapped up June 24, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA originally estimated that 3,200 trees needed treatment under the plan, which began June 6. The actual number of vulnerable trees turned out...

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Anti-beetle pesticide use starts June 6

May 27, 2011
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Rebeca Oliveira

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Anti-beetle pesticide accepted, questioned

May 13, 2011
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Anti-beetle pesticide accepted, questioned

Rebeca Oliveira

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Six JP trees found infested with beetles

July 9, 2010
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Six JP trees found infested with beetles

Sandra Storey

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