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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.


  • Spotted lanternfly 4th instar nymph (photo: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,

    Need to Report an Invasive Insect?

    May 1, 2024

    Did you find a spotted lanternfly, box tree moth, elm zigzag sawfly or Asian longhorned beetle life stage or damage to a tree or shrub? Don't know who to contact? We've got you covered...

  • Landscaped property

    Stay Informed with the Landscape Message!

    May 1, 2024

    Our Landscape Message keeps you informed on growing conditions, pest activity, and cultural practices for the management of trees and shrubs in Massachusetts and southern New England.