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An infestation of the spotted lanternfly has been found in Springfield last week, officials say. The sap-feeding insect has damaged vineyards, orchards and agricultural commodities in other states.
“It’s awful, just terrible,” said Thomas Moore, owner of Williamstown tree service The Tree Guy. “We’re losing trees like crazy. It’s like a perfect storm.”
A tenacious vine is proving hard to tame in Pittsfield's Burbank Park. Agricultural groups want to make it a crop.
In this week's NatureWatch column, Thom Smith answers readers questions about two invasive species, Japanese knotweed and Asian jumping worms, and about bluebird boxes.
NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith answers readers questions about invasive weeds on the lower ponds of the reservoir in Cheshire and effective ways of getting rid of Japanese beetles.