Today is a showing of the new documentary, Lurking in the Trees, about the experience that Worcester MA has had with Asian longhorned beetles. It is being shown at the Massachusetts statehouse in Boston, MA, to state legislators, officials, press, and agency personnel.
Asian longhorned beetles are considered one of the top two or three most worrisome pests that can move on firewood. The larvae (like a caterpillar but less cute and fuzzy) are found deep in the wood of the tree, and could easily sit there all winter in a woodpile before emerging as an adult in a new place. And the movie, Lurking in the Trees, talks explicitly about this threat.
The crew at Don't Move Firewood have been deeply involved with this documentary, with our team and supporters ranging in roles from helping with production, providing the crucial funding to allow it to be made, as well as advice and guidance. We are all really proud to have been involved in such an important project.
To learn more about this new documentary, or to order a copy so that you can have your own screening to educate the public, visit Lurkinginthetrees.org