07/06/2010 1:39 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Tags: Outbreaks

Boston's first Asian longhorned beetle infestation was found in Jamaica Plain over the 4th of July long weekend. Six trees were confirmed infested, and those trees have already been removed to kill the beetles within them. More trees may be found- but it is too early to say. We'll keep this blog updated as things progress. In the mean time...

 

What can you do to help?

 

- Tell everyone you know not to move firewood. Send them to us, here, at DontMoveFirewood.org

 

- You can learn more about the ALB so that you'll know it if you ever see it. Visit the Massachusetts page http://massnrc.org/pests/alb/

 

- Anyone seeing a suspicious beetle should report it immediately at http://massnrc.org/pests/albreport.aspx or toll-free: 1-866-702-9938. Take photos if you can, even if they are just blurry ones on your cell phone.

 

- Bostonians should know they are not alone. Worcester, MA, is fighting the ALB right now. There's a great short documentary called Lurking in the Trees about their fight- you can watch the trailer and order copies of the movie at LurkingintheTrees.org

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