Conservation Commission

Not Wanted Dead or Alive:  Asian Longhorned Beetle

Please join the Ashby Conservation Commission  on Thursday September 30th @ 7pm at the asian long horn beetleAshby Free Public Library for a presentation on the Asian Longhorned Beetle. 

This pest attacks a wide variety of hardwood trees, particularly maples, and is considered a serious threat to the nursery, lumber, wood products, maple syrup, and tourism industries in our state.  

If it became established over a large area, it could also significantly disrupt the forest ecosystem.  

Come learn to distinguish the beetle from “look-alikes” and recognize signs of it presence. 
There will be a presentation from the Forest Pest Outreach & Survey Project and specimens to view from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.