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Asian Longhorned Beetle

The invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), grows and reproduces within healthy and stressed deciduous hardwood tree species, such as maple, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. The beetle eventually kills the host tree. The ALB hitchhiked to the United States nestled deep within hardwoods cut into crates and pallets and used to import goods from Asian countries. There are currently ALB infestations being eradicated in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio.

In the News 

July 30, 2014 August Is Tree Check Month. A Devastating Pest Could Change the Way You View the Great Outdoors

July 18, 2014 Options for Disposal of Tree Material Inside the Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantined Areas of Clermont County 
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May 12, 2014 USDA Declares a Boston, Massachusetts Area Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle
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March 31 2014 Ohio Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Announces 2014 Plans for Fighting the Beetle in Clermont County
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March 31, 2014 Massachusetts Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Determines Next Steps in Worcester County
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March 31, 2014 New York Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Announces its Efforts for 2014
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Sep 16, 2013 Ohio Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Begins Tree Removals to Protect East Fork State Park content-divider
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Sep 12, 2013 Federal and State Officials Announce Tree Survey Efforts in Babylon Township, New York Due to the Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle
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Aug 29, 2013 USDA Prepares to Issue an Environmental Impact Statement for the National Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program
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July 30, 2013 USDA Observes August As Tree Check Month And Asks The Public To Take 10 Minutes To Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle
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July 29, 2013Got 10 Minutes to Spare? Help Save Countless Trees from a Cruel Fate
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June 10, 2013 USDA Begins Final Surveys to Determine Eradication of Asian Longhorned Beetle from Boston, Massachusetts

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Information Resources

Please visit the APHIS Asian Longhorned Beetle Plant Pest Information page for resources and information in addition to the links provided here

 



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