Asian Long-horned Beetle Update

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:

  1. Check to see if you’re in the quarantine zone by entering in your address here.
  2. When pruning, have branches* cut to manageable lengths (3′ max.) and bundle with string.
  3. 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.