Something to Pine About

According to the Great Lakes Echo (http://greatlakesecho.org/2009/10/28/michigan-braces-for-three-invaders-from-ohio/); three invasive species are being found in Michigan, the Asian longhorned beetle, sirex woodwasp, and the hemlock woolly adelgid, these bugs are likely to cause a lot of trouble in the next few months as they begin killing trees.

The Asian longhorned beetle attacks maple, willow, elm, and ash trees. The sirex woodwasps attack pine trees- with an 80% fatality rate. The hemlock woolly adelgid attacks ash trees.

Michigan State University has a lot of pine trees on campus, primary on North campus. Is the university concerned about these trees, and what is going to be done to protect Michigan wildlife from the invaders?

 

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