Thursday, March 29, 2012

Asian Longhorned Beetle Discovered in United Kingdom

28 MARCH 2012 NEWS RELEASE No: 15381

A news release from the Great Britain Forestry Commission:

An outbreak of the Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), an exotic beetle pest which could have severe consequences for British trees, has been found in Kent, the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) confirmed today.
This is the first time an outbreak of this pest has been found in the UK, and it is being treated extremely seriously. Fera and the Forestry Commission are taking urgent steps to try to eradicate the outbreak before it has the chance to spread further afield.

More of the news release can be found here.


Related Posts with Thumbnails