The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive insect that feeds on certain species of hardwood trees, eventually killing them. The ALB especially likes maple tree. The ALB most likely came to the United States inside wood packing material from Asia. Since it was first discovered in Brooklyn, New York in 1996, the beetle has caused tens of thousands of trees to be destroyed in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. If the ALB were to become established here, it could become one of the most destructive and costly pests ever to enter the United States. If we don’t find and stop the ALB, we’ll lose more than trees. We’ll lose industries worth billions of dollars – and wildlife habitats too. Our yards and neighborhoods will take decades to recover.
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|Maple Syrup Means....|
|Wednesday, 10 March 2004 14:22|
M - Maple Sugar Trees that Stand so Tall.
A - All Trees the Good Lord Gave Us All.
P - Pure Maple Syrup that People Love.
L - Labor of Love Making Maple Syrup.
E - Enjoying Nature's Pure Maple Syrup.
S - Sweet Sap that Drips from Maple Trees in the Spring.
Y - Your Work to Drill Holes, Pound Spouts and Hang Buckets on Maple Trees.
R - Roaming from Tree-to-Tree Collecting Sweet Maple Sap.
U - Using Evaporators to Boil Out Water Making the Sap Sweeter, Darker and Thicker as it Becomes Maple Syrup.
P - Pouring on Pancakes, Waffles and Many Other Foods Making Them Taste sooo Delicious!
Used with permission. Copyright 1998 Verna D. Zander