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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 nymphs; Source: Richard Gardner via bugwood.org

    State Agricultural Officials Ask Public to be on Alert for Hatching of Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

    May 24, 2022

    Potential for egg masses to have been accidentally brought in on nursery stock imported from other states. Due to this, anyone who has recently purchased trees or shrubs or had them planted on their property, particularly maple or crabapple trees, is being asked to inspect the trunk and branches to ensure there are no SLF egg masses or any hitchhiking nymphs, and to report any finds to MDAR.

  • Creeping Jenny ‘Aurea’ (Lysimachia nummularia)

    Sales of Creeping Jenny

    April 25, 2022

    As we move into the retail sales season, a reminder about creeping Jenny from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR): creeping Jenny is prohibited from sale in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.