This page offers information on commonly known and emerging threats to town trees. Information is provided from a variety of resources including the Arbor Day Foundation, local tree specialists, CT Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), UCONN Cooperative Extension, Universities, as well as area conservation organizations and news outlets.
Purchase ONLY local firewood to help stop spread of disease.
Invasive vines are strangling many of our trees. Porcelain berry is likely one you are familiar with and may not realize how destructive it can be.
Diseases can be caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and most commonly, fungi. Chestnut Blight and Dutch Elm are well known diseases which have devastated their respective tree species.
If you have a concern and/or resource information to share please email us.