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Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: What efforts are currently underway in MA to find the ALB?

Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: What else is being done in the fight against ALB?

Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: Are you looking beyond the regulated area?

Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: What is at stake with the ALB being found in MA?

Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: How can the public help the effort in MA?

Clint McFarland, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager, is asked: Is eliminating the insect really possible?

Clint McFarland, USDA APHIS, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager

Clint McFarland, USDA APHIS, Massachusetts ALB Project Manager

Residential tree being removed due to beetle.

Residential tree being removed due to beetle.

Tree climber working on removing infested tree.

Tree climber working on removing infested tree.

Detector dog at work

Detector dog at work

Detector dog at work

Detector dog at work

Monica Ericco, USDA APHIS, ALB Detector Dog Study

Monica Ericco, USDA APHIS, ALB Detector Dog Study

USDA APHIS Massachusetts Office

ALB Eradication Program Office in Worcester, Massachusetts

employees conduct research for several APHIS forest pest emergency response and eradication programs

At the Otis Lab, employees conduct research for several APHIS forest pest emergency response and eradication programs, including the Asian longhorned beetle.

Tree climber shown climbing into tree

Tree climber shown climbing into tree with gear as part of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication strategy of conducting aerial tree surveys.

Asian longhorned beetle eradication

Asian longhorned beetle eradication staff members inspecting a tree for signs of ALB damage in Worcester, Massachusetts.

An APHIS employee looking at a cut tree

State Plant Health Director, Patty Douglass, looks at a cut tree, with several cut trees featured in the background; removal of infested trees is part of the ALB eradication strategy.

At the Otis Lab, employees conduct research for the Asian long horned beetle.

At the Otis Lab, employees conduct research for several APHIS forest pest emergency response and eradication programs, including the Asian longhorned beetle.

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Report Your Findings

You can report your findings online or contact your State’s Cooperative ALB Eradication Program directly at:

  • (508) 852-8090
  • 1-866-702-9938

 

Regulations

Massachusetts State Regulations
Federal Regulations

What’s At Stake?

State Tree: American elm – a tree the beetle attacks!

Nursery Stock: One of the top five agricultural products in the state.

Fall Foliage: Brings in “Leaf Peepers” and visitors from all around.

Northeast Forest & Maple Trees: Massachusetts’ forests, New York’s Adirondacks, Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and Maine’s vast forest land, plus unfavorably impacting maple syrup producers.