Invasive Species Threats

200 N. Main Street Rm. 110
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 317-4083
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Asian 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. The Asian Longhorned Beetle has a black body with white spots, its antenna are black with white stripes.

Emerald Ash Borer:
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an established invasive species that has devastated the ash tree population throughout Michigan, the Midwest, parts of the northeast, and up into Canada. The Emerald Ash Borer can be identified by its metallic green color.

Autumn Olive:
Autumn Olive is an invasive, rapid-growing shrub that establishes itself in disturbed areas, along roadsides, in pastures, fields, and sparse woodland areas. Often can be identified by the silver shade on the underneath side of its leaves. Autumn Olive produces red berries in the fall that are speckled with silver spots.

Purple 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.

Gypsy Moth:
The Gypsy Moth is an invasive species that is a threat to hardwood trees in the United States. Gypsy Moths will defoliate trees which causes stress on the tree and makes them vulnerable to other pests and diseases.