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UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Team  works closely with the UMass Extension Turf Team 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.

Hort Notes: Does Your Blue Spruce Have the Blues? Blame Rhizosphaera Needle Cast
Diseased needles in the canopy of a Colorado blue spruce (P. pungens).

Rhizosphaera needle cast has become a major disease of Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens), white spruce (P. glauca) and Oriental spruce (P. orientalis) in landscape settings.

UMass Extension's Garden Calendar: Get Yours Today!
A display of hot peppers

UMass Extension's popular Garden Calendar is now available in a new 2017 edition.  Be sure to get one for you, and one for a friend!  Bulk discounts are available. Go...