The Asian longhorned beetle is a threat to America’s hardwood trees such as the Maple tree. There is currently no cure, has the potential to cause more damage than Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight and gypsy moths combined. Signs include but are not limited to seeing the beetle, a series of chewed round depressions in tree bark, pencil-sized circular exit holes, excessive sawdust buildup near tree bases, and unseasonably drooping or yellowed leaves. There are infestations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Ohio, but western states are considered at risk. MIchigan is currently not an infestation zone; it is always important to keep an eye out for these pests.
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Asian Longhorned Beetle