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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.

Weed Walkabout June 20

Correct weed identification and site assessment are important steps in the development of an effective weed management program for turf and landscape. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through Pine Banks Park for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats. Held rain or shine. Location: Pine Banks Park, Malden MA. To register, go to


Gypsy Moth Activity Becoming More Apparent in Some Areas
Gypsy moth caterpillars continue to feed and grow in size as viewed on 6/7/2018 in Amherst, MA. Caterpillars are developing more color and the raised pairs of spots or warts now appear red and blue. (Photo: T. Simisky)

Where Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillars are present in large enough numbers, defoliation will become more apparent as caterpillars continue to grow in size and feed.