Did you know that August has been the first ever Tree Check Month? Yup- organized by the great folks over at USDA APHIS, Tree Check Month is an effort to get everyone to take ten minutes to look at their backyard trees, and look for pests or damage on those trees.
Want to participate? Here’s a short list of resources if you want to check your trees for Asian longhorned beetle or other tree pests:
- Tree Check Month poster by USDA APHIS
- How to identify the Asian longhorned beetle quick video from Outsmart Invasives
- How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or less blog post from The Nature Conservancy
- Asian longhorned beetle general website by USDA APHIS
- Tree Check Month press release by USDA APHIS
This weekend you should take a moment to go outside, take a look at your trees, and if you see any signs that they might be infested with Asian longhorned beetles, report it here!