Friday, June 17, 2005

Killer Asian Longhorned Beetles (I heard it on NPR)

Morning Edition, June 17, 2005 - In the treetops of Central Park, western smoke jumpers, the folks whose regular job is to parachute into wildfires, are propelling themselves into maples and elms in an attempt to stop the killer Asian longhorned beetle.

In order to stop the Asian Longhorn Beetles, the entire tree must be destroyed, roots and all. The beetles have been found in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and other places in the US.

More about the beetles here, here, and here.

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