13 Sep '11, 8pm

The Toll From Tree-Boring Pests: A new study estimates that invasive forest insects cost local governments about...

The Toll From Tree-Boring Pests: A new study estimates that invasive forest insects cost local governments about...

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Trees devastated by the gypsy moth, right, in Burlington County, N.J. As Anthony DePalma explained here this morning, the Forest Service went to great lengths to get inside the mind of the emerald ash borer, a vivid-green, bug-eyed invasive insect that is wreaking havoc on trees in 15 states. The goal of that research, of course, was to slow the bug’s advance by developing devices like the so-called Barney trap . But just how much damage do tree-boring pests do? It’s a difficult calculation. In a new paper recently published online by the journal PLos One, a group of American and Canadian scientists outlined a new way to analyze the costs of invasive insects. They say that previous efforts at such an analysis have been flawed largely because they double-counted damages. Instead, this group looked in depth at three major bugs: the emeral...

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