Invasive Species Killing Trees

Published 07/30 2014 06:02PM

Updated 07/30 2014 06:04PM

CENTRAL ILLINOIS – They’re back.
Emerald Ash Borer Beetles have been detected in Peoria and Tazewell counties this summer.
The beetles burrow into the trees, cutting off its water and nutrient sources.
The bugs can only fly one to two miles in a year, so the spread of the species is mainly being caused by humans.
The only way to get rid of the beetles is to treat the tree with chemicals for years or chop it down.
And remember, it’s against the law to take fire wood across county lines. This is meant to help stop the spread of this invasive species.

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.