The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension’s Joe Boggs gives an excellent educational video presentation about the Asian Longhorned Beetle to help citizens know what to look for, and what to do if they suspect they have an infected tree on their property. http://www.clermontcountyohio.gov/videoosualb.aspx
The Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) was found in Ohio in 2011. Unlike the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), it has multiple host trees. Like EAB it will eventually kill its host trees. ALB is a lazy, bad flier, so we have a much better chance of eradicating it, unlike EAB.
Watch this 45 minute video to learn about ALB, where it came from, what species it eats, how to identify it, and the potential impacts it could have in Ohio. Early detection is the key, so the more people that are aware of identifying this species, the more likely we are to catch them quickly and eradicate. When you start thinking about timber production, foliage tours in the Northeastern U.S. and the potential impacts on the maple syrup industry if ALB were to spread – you’ll realize why it’s so important to have more people aware and looking for the early signs.