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Forest Sleuths Can Spot Pests Early

Emerald Ash Borer

by Joan White

Whether it’s seeing strange sawdust collecting at the base of a maple or the cracking bark of an ailing ash, landowners often notice when something out of the ordinary is happening to their trees.

Vermont’s forests are at risk if two invasive pests arrive—the Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Private citizens and landowners have been the first to spot the Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut and the Asian Longhorned Beetle in Massachusetts. Vermont landowners can also play a key role in protecting our forests. Read more.

Photo by David Cappaert Michigan State University, courtesy of Bugwood.org


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