asian longhorned beetle http://ripr.org en RI Tagging Trees Across The State Threatened By Invasive Insects http://ripr.org/post/ri-tagging-trees-across-state-threatened-invasive-insects <p>Hundreds of bright orange and yellow tags will be going up on trees across the state starting Monday to heighten awareness of invasive insects that devastate forests.</p><p></p><p>The biggest concerns are the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer. That’s because those species have been found in Massachusetts and Connecticut.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:01:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 36592 at http://ripr.org RI Tagging Trees Across The State Threatened By Invasive Insects Searching RI For Evidence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle http://ripr.org/post/searching-ri-evidence-asian-longhorned-beetle <p>Throughout the month of August, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has been searching for evidence of the dreaded Asian Longhorned Beetle. A species so destructive it could defoliate much of New England.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender went out in search of the beetle with the D.E.M. team.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:45:43 +0000 John Bender 20327 at http://ripr.org Searching RI For Evidence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded" http://ripr.org/post/invasive-beetle-and-borer-were-pretty-much-surrounded <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is once again urging summer campers <em>not</em> to move firewood from outside the state. That’s to keep from spreading a couple of tree-killing invasive insects, which, so far, haven’t shown up in Rhode Island. But this year, they’re closer than ever.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17612 at http://ripr.org Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded"