Monday, November 8, 2010

Boylston ALB Meeting

Tonight at Boylston Middle/High School Clint McFarland from the USDA and Ken Gooch from the DCR spoke about the beetle that has now been found throughout the town of Boylston, there plans for surverying the area along with cutting infested trees and replantings. After the hour long presentation there was time for questions. One of the major points stressed was the importants of not transporting host species fire wood out of the quarentine zone, this leads to the unknown spread of the beetle. Overall people seem concerned that the beetle is in the area, but it is clear the USDA and DCR have a good plan established for how to handle everything. The other good news is the overall severity of the infestation in Boylston is not as bad as parts throughout the city of Worcester.

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