Forest Health Program

The Forest Health Program monitors and assesses factors that influence the health of Massachusetts's forests
Monitoring Emerald Ash Border Infestations
Monitoring Emerald Ash Border Infestations

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Forest Health Program is responsible for monitoring and assessing the factors that influence the health of Massachusetts’ state forests.  We utilize multiple survey and trapping protocols to research insects and diseases impacting forest conditions. We work in cooperation with state, federal, and municipal agencies to detect, manage, and treat biotic and abiotic factors that negatively impact Massachusetts’ state forests. Additionally, the Forest Health Program provides tree health care services for the DCR’s state forests, parks, and reservations.

Forest Health Hazardous Tree Crew
Forest Health Hazardous Tree Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Annual Forest Health Aerial Survey
  • Current Forest Health Threats
  • Massachusetts Champion Tree List

News and Events

November 2017- Emerald ash borer has been detected in Hampshire County for the first time. To date, this invasive pest has been detected in 26 communities in 8 counties.

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