Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Invasive Species Threats

ALBAsian Longhorned Beetle
The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is an invasive species that is a large threat to the hardwood trees in the United States, devastating hardwoods in parts of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Illinois and now it looks as though Michigan is a possible target.

Emerald Ash BorerEmerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer is an established invasive species that has devastated the ash tree population throughout Michigan, the Midwest, parts of the northeast, and up into Canada.

Autumn OliveAutumn Olive
Autumn Olive is an invasive, rapid-growing shrub that establishes itself in disturbed areas, along roadsides, in pastures, fields, and sparse woodland areas.

Purple LoosestrifePurple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife is a beautiful, exotic plant that has spread over the entire United States, except for Alaska and Florida, and into all Canadian provinces.