A Brightly Colored Invasive Bug Is Threatening Trees Across Maine And This Is What We Know

When thinking about Maine, a lot of people imagine our rocky coastline and beaches. While this is certainly a big part of what makes this state so special, it’s not the only outdoor area that’s worth seeing. The forested areas are just as wonderful and we often feel lucky to have so much access to it. In fact, we don’t even need to venture into the woods to enjoy the woods and trees. In most places, we’re surrounded by them. But this season experts have seen an invasive species take over one type of tree and it’s threatening to hurt livelihoods and the state’s beauty.

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Have you seen the emerald ash borer in your area? If so, let us know your experience. You can learn more about the emerald ash borer and the Maine state emergency order by clicking here.

How about a little bit of good news related to tiny creatures and the great outdoors? For that, check out this butterfly garden in Maine that’s the perfect family destination!

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