Connecticut residents are becoming, increasingly, aware of an invasive threat that is very real. Over the past 100 years, the state’s native woodlands and urban forests have been hit hard by the gypsy moth, the Japanese beetle and the hemlock woolly adelgid, among other pests. More recently, Connecticut has been bracing for the possibility that the Asian longhorned beetle
will be found within its borders. In the meantime, another invasive insect has arrived – the emerald ash borer.