Consumer Resources

Check out these excellent blog posts

One of our member companies, Barrett Tree Service East of Medford MA, maintains an excellent and timely blog.  Click here to read their latest advice for consumers.

Looking to stay informed of in-depth landscape information?

The UMass Extension Landscape Message is an educational newsletter and update intended to inform and guide horticultural professionals in the management of our collective landscape. Scouts compile and record environmental and phenological data for locations throughout Massachusetts to aid in the monitoring of plant and pest development, the planning of management strategies, and the creation of site-specific records for future reference.  Detailed reports from Extension specialists on growing conditions, pest activity, and cultural practices for the management of woody ornamentals, trees, and turf are regular features.

Approximately 24 messages are published each year. A new message is available weekly during the heart of the growing season, bi-weekly in mid to late summer, and monthly in the fall. Subscribe to the UMass e-mail list to receive notification in your inbox when each new message is posted.