Have you noticed one of the 541 the purple boxes hanging from the trees throughout the state? They are traps to monitor the influx of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle in the state, and unfortunetly, they are starting to capture their prey.
The Connecticut DEEP announced the other day that the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Connecticut. This invasive insect has decimated ash trees to the south and west of this state, and is now poised, despite some of our best efforts, to do the same thing here. This is bigger than a business owner that relies on trees and trees health, this pests and ones like this are the first wave of a potential ecological disaster. I've seen first hand what pests like the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid have done in places like the Great Smokey Mountains, and we need to cut that off now, as soon as we can.