What's Eating The Trees? | Connecticut Public Radio

What's Eating The Trees?

Oct 24, 2017

The Emerald Ash Borer, the Asian longhorn beetle, now the Southern Pine Beetle. This hour, we learn about the newest in a series of pests and diseases decimating species of trees in New England.

Where are these pests coming from, and why are they so devastating? We talk about how trade and globalization have accelerated the spread of invasive coming to the Northeast.

What does this mean for our forests?


Interested in seeing the progress of Emerald Ash Borer or other invasive pests and plants? You can track by species, or check out the total impact of all invasions with these interactive maps. (Courtesy of SongLin Fei at Purdue University)