Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Borer Borer

ABC News is reporting that the Asian ambrosia beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus) is spreading throughout the state of Arkansas. First spotted in that state about three years ago, the beetle bores into tree trunks and can cause serious damage, especially to younger trees. Scientists are not sure why there are so many new reports of beetle-infested trees this year. Those interested will also want to check out this ISW post about the Asian ambrosia beetle in South Carolina.

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