Archives For Trees
I Am Like A Tree©
By Felina Silver Robinson
I am brought to life by a seed that slowly grows
With each passing day I grow stronger
My limbs now hold me firmly in place
Like a tree trunk firmly grounded by its roots
I become bigger than life
The hair that covers my arms
Is such as the leaves that cover the trees limbs
My skin shivers without bark to warm me
Now that Winter nears my legs become as brittle as the trees branches
As the cold removes their cover
I yearn for the warmth of the next Spring day that will bring us back to life
Tree-killing emerald ash borer spreading fast, poses threat to eastern Mass.
DALTON, Mass. — State environmental officials say the invasive, tree-killing emerald ash borer is spreading faster than anticipated within Berkshire County and now poses a greater threat to eastern Massachusetts.
Nearly 18 months after the Department of Conservation and Recreation first detected it in Dalton, the metallic green beetle has been discovered in several neighboring communities.
Ken Gooch, the state’s Forest Health program supervisor, tells The Berkshire Eagle it’s spreading faster than expected.
The insect has also been detected in North Andover.
The state quarantined Berkshire wood in a bid to limit the spread of the bugs.
Emerald ash borer larvae feed just below the bark and adults eat the leaves, killing a tree within five years.
Originally from Asia, the insects have been detected in 22 states.