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Arlington’s new Tree Management Plan

Based on the August 2017 Town tree inventory, the town of Arlington has a Tree Management Plan, funded in part by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Urban and Forestry Challenge Grant.   Thanks to Arlington’s Tree Warden, its Director of Public Works, The Arlington Tree Committee, and countless Arlington residents who helped crowd-source street tree information, Arlington now has the capabilities to manage its public trees with the new knowledge of site specific tree information.  Please see: Arlington Tree Management Plan (based on August 2017 Town Tree Inventory)

November edition of the Citizen Forester

Learn how to estimate canopy cover

Citizen Training – Identify Emerald Ash Borer

EAB Presentation 2018 The Department of Agricultural Resources’ Forest Pest Coordinator and the Arlington Tree Committee held a working session to learn about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and how to identify the invasive pest which was recently found in Waltham.   Educate yourself and become a EAB spotter in Arlington!

Once the EAB is in Arlington, it may kill most, if not all of our ash trees..   The recent Town wide inventory identified over 900 public ash trees in Arlington.

For more information on EAB – http://www.emeraldashborer.info/.   And please see How to Identify EAB.

If you see EAB in town, please notify the tree warden immediately tlecuivre@town.arlington.ma.us

Any questions, please email the Arlington Tree Committee: ArlTreeCmte@gmail.com

 

Urban Forestry: Scientific American. U.S. Cities Lose Tree Cover Just When They Need it Most

A May 7, 2018  Scientific American article on urbanization showcased Forest Service research that found declining tree cover in cities. This decline involves a loss of about 36 million trees nationwide and $96 million in associated benefits in metropolitan areas each year.