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THE Asian longhorned beetle threatens many species of trees. While not yet known to exist here, it has been found in New York, New Jersey and other eastern states. It’s thought this insect could rival the damage of the chestnut blight, gypsy moth and Dutch elm disease combined.

large sugar maple trees. In the fall, the brilliant yellow and intense orange and crimson foliage makes the sugar maple the quintessential symbol of autumn, but these forest monarchs are also in danger. The Asian longhorned beetle is native to eastern China, Japan and Korea, and has been accidentally introduced to the U.S. It was first discovered in New York in 1996. The beetle is believed to have arrived in solid wood packaging material, and it now poses a severe threat to perfectly healthy trees in forests, as well as in urban and suburban areas. According to Dr. Houping Liu at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, this beetle poses a
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serious threat to our northern hardwood forests. The adult female chews small pits in the bark of the tree to lay eggs, and when the eggs hatch the larvae chew their way into the tree’s vascular tissue and then into the heartwood. The larvae feed in the stems and branches of many hardwood tree species, including maple, boxelder, horse chestnut, alder, elm, birch, poplar and willow. Finally, after pupation, the new adults chew their way back out of the tree. The potential for destruction is so great some scientists think once established the destruction caused by this beetle could rival the damage done by the chestnut blight, gypsy moth and Dutch elm disease combined. The economic impact could be catastrophic. It’s estimated there could be more than $41 billion in losses to the lumber, maple syrup, nursery, commercial fruit and tourism industries. Since its discovery in New York, the Asian longhorned beetle has been found in Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts. A recent infestation has been discovered in Ohio. Infestations in Illinois and New Jersey were declared eradicated in 2008, after the completion of control and regulatory activities, followed by four years of negative surveys. While the Asian longhorned beetle has not yet been discovered in Pennsylvania, it’s knocking on the door. New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts have reported beetle infestations in some urban areas and eradication efforts tantamount to all out war are underway to eliminate or at least reduce the threat of this insect there. Dr. Liu noted current management of the Asian longhorned beetle in the U.S. involves identifying and removing infested trees, chemically treating uninfected host trees in the area, and then establishing a quarantine around the infected area to preGAME	 NEWS

Michael Bohne



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
History of the Whitetail
26 Days for a Gobbler
I Took a Stand
Enemies Among Us
The Smile Says It All
Wild Turkey Trivia
Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26 Days for a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - I Took a Stand
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Enemies Among Us
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 11
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover3
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