"Tree-Killing Asian Beetle Found in Massachusetts"

"The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has destroyed millions of trees in North America since being accidentally introduced from Asia, has been identified in Massachusetts for the first time, state officials said on Wednesday."

"The beetle, named for its bright green color, was found in Dalton, a town in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts.

Massachusetts authorities said they are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to limit the pests' impact on the state's trees and its wood product industry."

Ros Krasny reports for Reuters September 13, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 09/13/2012