Invasive Species Killing Trees

Invasive Species Killing Trees

The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle is confirmed in Peoria and Tazewell counties.
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.

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