Effective May 22, 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is declaring eradication of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties, Massachusetts, thereby releasing them from quarantine. Since 2010, APHIS has worked to complete extensive survey, control, and regulatory activities in these areas to eradicate ALB from Massachusetts.
Forty tree care professionals were trained at TCIA's Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP), in Elkhart, IN last week. The training, which was held in the Elkhart Environmental Center, covered how to recognize and avoid electrical hazards common to tree work and line clearance jobs.
The Voice for Trees (VFT) Auction and Gala, the highlight of TCIA’s annual Winter Management Conference (WMC), generated more than $96,000 for the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC) this year.
Representatives from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) are attending New England Grows next month. Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP and TCIA’s staff arborist, will be delivering her presentation “Plant Health Care Technician (PHC) Training” at the conference.
Andersen’s presentation is part of newest module of the Tree Care Academy Training Program, which provides best practices for Plant Health Care Technicians and details the properties they work with.
The older the tree, the more effectively it can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to an AFP report yesterday. As such, it is possible that certain forests may play a role in slowing global warming.