TREES

State officials are asking for the public's help in locating several ash trees sold by a major retailer in Maine this summer that may contain emerald ash borer.

Various life stages of the winter moth.
Bob Childs / Dave Wagner / University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst insect researchers say they've eliminated the threat of the winter moth -- which feeds on maple, oak, and other trees -- without the use of pesticides.

Remember acid rain? In the 1970s and ‘80s, scientists found that rain 100 times more acidic than normal was harming the mountain forests of New England and New York.

A tree snapped in the picnic area of Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut. The park is closed due to damage from a May 15th storm, which included four tornadoes.
Patrick Skahill / WNPR

Connecticut state officials are appealing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help recovering from a May 15 storm, which caused widespread damage in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.

Maple syrup producers take pride in their pure, natural product. So when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new labels to say maple syrup contains “added sugar,” producers fought back.

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