|Posted by Admin on April 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM|
In honor of Arbor Day, the Garden Club is posting educational exhibits at the Library about the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Come to the Holliston Library from 4/21 through 4/28 and be a "Beatle Buster". Learn what to look for and how to identify this invader. There will be a 30-minute video playing downstairs in the Gilman room on both Saturdays, 4/21 and 4/28. Keep Holliston safe - do not transport firewood from other towns! This is how the beatle is being spread. Keep and eye out for this invader along with some other intruders. Join the Holliston Garden club in our quest to keep Holliston safe from this pest.
Asian Longhorned Beetle ("ALB") is an invasive wood-boring pest that was discovered in Worcester, MA in August 2008 and in Boston in July 2010. ALB attacks maple, birch, elm, willow and other hardwoods, makingit a huge threat to the trees that grow in our parks and along every street. This pest also puts the livelihood of our state's forests as well as our nursery and maple syrup industries at risk.
ALB spreads through the transport of firewood or logs from infested areas. Once a tree is infested with ALB, there is no cure - it must be cut down.
Help protect your community from this invasive pest. Check trees for exit holes that are perfectly round and smooth, about 1⁄2 inch in diameter. In the summer, look for shiny black beetles, about 1 inch long, with bright white dots and long, banded antennae.
If you think you see ALB or ALB tree damage, report it at http://massnrc.org/pests/alb or call toll-free:1-866-702-9938
Mass. ALB Cooperative Eradication Program: http://massnrc.org/pests/alb
ALB Media/Outreach Info: http://massnrc.org/pests/alb/albmedia.htm
USDA ALB Info: http://beetlebusters.info