emerald ash borer

Morton Arboretum via AP

Ash trees in New England and across the country are at risk of extinction because of a foreign beetle known as the emerald ash borer.  


UVM/USDA

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.

The biggest concerns are the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer. That’s because those species have been found in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded"

Jun 28, 2013
UVM / USDA

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is once again urging summer campers not 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.