Asian Longhorned Beetle Threat
By Grit Staff
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking folks to keep an eye on their beloved trees this summer in hopes of slowing down the devastating Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) and other destructive tree pests. The ALB, along with other invasive insects, is capable of wiping out mass quantities of trees, and August is the peak time for these critters to wage war on our nation’s hardwoods.
At the very least, park goers and tree lovers can take a few minutes to assess possible invasions in their area. Learn how to identify the signs on a tree that has been invaded, and report your findings at the Asian Longhorned Beetle website.
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