The Asian Longhorned Beetle may be small but it can do a lot of damage to our trees. More than 30,000 trees have been removed because of this invasive pest. Recently, another tree-destroying beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer, was found and now threatens millions of Ash trees. So do your part for your community this month and check your trees for signs of damage…and before you know it, you will be a beetle expert!
Girl Scouts can participate in Tree Check Month by completing theBe a Beetle Detective patch program. Girls will learn how to identify harmful beetles, find out what to look for, the proper way to report findings and ways to share information so the community is aware of this problem.
For more detailed information, visit http://massnrc.org/pests/blog/ or contact Stacy Kilb, ALB Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (617)780-1371.