Asian longhorn beetle greendale mass

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Asian Longhorned Beetle sighting confirmed in Mass

Invasive Species of Massachusetts - Pest Alert - Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis , "ALB" , a pest of hardwood trees including maple, birch and horse chestnut, was recently discovered in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is an invasive species native to China. It was first discovered in the U. The beetles cause damage by tunneling within the trunks and branches of trees, disrupting the sap flow and weakening and eventually killing them. This pest attacks a wide variety of hardwood trees, particularly maples, and is considered a serious threat to the nursery, lumber, wood products, maple syrup, and tourism industries in our state. If it became established over a large area, it could also significantly disrupt the forest ecosystem.

Northern Research Station

Other Government Links. The Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis has been positively identified in an infestation in the Greendale section northeast sector of Worcester, MA. The inspection was prompted by the keen observations and persistence of a local resident who suspected the presence of this exotic invader.
In: Campbell, Lindsay K. Green readiness, response, and recovery: A collaborative synthesis. Newtown Square, PA: U. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: For the previous 12 to 15 years the beetles had quietly spread in the dense maple canopy in the Greendale and Burncoat neighborhoods and likely piggy-backed on firewood and vehicles to other nearby towns.