This summer, I posted about what we’re doing to prevent the spread of Asian Long-horned Beetle infestations, and what homeowners can do. Now that tree-pruning season is upon us, here’s an update.
The City of Boston now has a more complete management strategy, which should save everyone headaches and money:
- Check to see if you’re in the quarantine zone by entering in your address here.
- When pruning, have branches* cut to manageable lengths (3′ max.) and bundle with string.
- Put branches out separate from plant debris on your regular yard waste collection day.
*Remember, this is for all uninfested branches. If you suspect an infestation, call 1-866-702-9938 or go to the State’s website to report it, but do not dispose of the wood.