State, federal agriculture officials tracking a destructive tree bug - dailylocal.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a Memorial Day weekend alert regarding a bug that is notorious for killing ash trees across the country and has been found in Pennsylvania.
The emerald ash borer beetle is an invasive species that has destroyed tens of millions of ash tress nationwide.
Federal and state agencies are working together to combat the beetle that hitchhikes to new places on cut wood.
The beetle's larvae damage trees by eating the wood under the bark, officials say.