Earlier this week
officials in New
they had found infestation of emerald ash borer in
the Concord area. Now Vermont officials are reminding the public that the best way
to prevent the spread of the insect is to burn local firewood.
City’s Tree Board is planning to remove a Green Ash tree on Main Street this week because it says many Ash trees will soon be
killed by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that was found for the
first time last year east of the Hudson
Agriculture officials are ramping up efforts to
detect the emerald ash borer and, if possible, keep it out of the Green Mountain State. The invasive insect and
its larvae have destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern U.S. and Canada. It hasn’t been
reported yet in Vermont, but it’s moving closer.
Department of Agriculture is urging people across the Northeast to be on the
lookout for the Asian longhorned beetle, a nonnative pest that threatens maple
trees and other species of hardwood.
insect pests with a voracious appetite for hardwood trees have been found near Vermont’s borders. The
Asian Long Horned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer are invasive species. And both
bugs have the potential to devastate New England forests.