Worcester Tree Initiative:
Trees Continue to be Lost to Asian Longhorned Beetle
Though incredible progress has been made in the battle against Asian Longhorned Beetle new infestations continue to be found each year. Each time these infested trees are found another tree needs to be replanted in its place. With more trees being removed each year the work of replanting continues to be important and we hope we can continue to count on your support for our work to ensure every tree gets replaced.
2016 seemed to go by like a flash in a pan. I can hardly believe another year is in the books but here we stand on the cusp of 2017. But before we dive into next year let’s take some time to remember what happened this year. In coming up with a list I can honestly say I’m awestruck by everything that WTI and our volunteers have accomplished in the last 365 days.
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Tree of the Week: Tamarack
Tamarack also known as Larch (Larix laricina), are unique trees in the landscape; they are deciduous conifers. Tamaracks usually live about 150 years. Their height varies but they can grow between 65’ and 150’ tall. The tamarack, prefers colder climates and can be found extensively throughout Canada and the northern United States but can also be found in the south on high mountain peaks. Despite the breadth of its range the tamarack is underutilized as a landscape tree. It in a perfect conical shape and it can grow as well as and be as beautiful as many of the imported species often used in its place.
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Congressman Jim McGovern
Tim Murray; President/CEO, Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce
State Representative Jim O'Day
Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler
City Councilor Tony Enonomou
School Committee Member Jack Foley
State Senator Michael Moore
Paul Moosey, Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, Worcester
Selectman Ken O'Brien
Selectman Chris Rucho