Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

Posted August 14, 2013

USDA Observes August As Tree Check Month And Asks The Public To Take 10
Minutes To Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces August is Tree Check
Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).
“August is a time of peak emergence for the beetle and is most likely when members of
the public will see an adult beetle infesting trees,” states Scott Pfister, Director for USDA
APHIS’ Pest Management Division. “We’re asking people to take 10 minutes and check
your trees for the beetle and any signs of damage it causes.”