Search on for tree-killing insects in Sebago

Posted Aug. 14, 2010, at 5:21 p.m.

SEBAGO, Maine — Three governmental agencies in Maine are teaming up to keep the destructive Asian Longhorned Beetle and emerald ash borer out of the state.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, the Maine Forest Service and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands are holding an event called “Beetle Busting at Sebago” on Saturday.

During the day, volunteers are surveying trees in the park to look for the bugs. The agencies are also holding educational events to inform people about the threats the bugs pose for Maine.

The Asian Longhorned Beetle has destroyed swaths of trees in Massachusetts, while the emerald ash borer has been found in nearby Canadian provinces, but neither has been confirmed in Maine.

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