Thursday, January 18, 2007

Beware the Emerald Ash Borer

As if we weren't already inundated with enough invasive plant and animal species, the Capital reports a new invader is threatening native ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a beetle native to Asia is threatening local tree populations and has led the Maryland Department of Agriculture to put a "quarantine" in place for ash trees in Prince George's County. Theoretically, no firewood or ash trees are to leave the county.

Please abide the quarantine, and if you happen to see the beetle below, please contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5920 to report it.



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