National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Exit holes (center) and egg laying sites (above and below exit hole) are signs of Asian longhorned beetle damage that are visible this time of year. Image: J. Formann Orth Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

It’s Invasive Species Week!

The BTLT Stewardship team primarily manages the proliferation of invasive species during the summer field season by addressing problem areas of several plant species. These species include Asiatic bittersweet, multiflora rose, shrubby honeysuckle and Japanese barberry. However, winter can also be an excellent time to spot problem areas of other invasive species that may be lesser known!

Check out this article from the Maine Forest Service about some invasive species that could be more easily spotted this month as well as ways to help monitor forest health in our state.