UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program
The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program helps to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management.
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is one of the most economically valuable and ecologically important forest trees in the northeast. It is also an abundant landscape tree. In recent years, white pines in the region have exhibited symptoms of decline, which include: yellowing/browning needles, premature needle shedding, thinning canopies, undersized shoots and needles, resinosis, branch dieback and death. Read more about eastern white pine health issues at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/fact-sheets/dieback-of-eastern-white-pine.
Have you recently experienced premature acorn drop on oaks? While this can be caused by environmental stress, it is also possible that a tiny gall wasp is responsible. For more details, go to the INSECTS section of the August 9th Landscape Message.
Aug204:00pm to 7:00pmUMass Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm
Sep079:00am to 4:00pmUMass Amherst
Sep149:00am to 3:30pmFernald Hall, UMass Amherst
Oct0912:00pm to 1:00pm
Oct179:00am to 2:30pmThe Publick House