Beetle Busters

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The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. At first the beetles invaded urban areas, where hardwood trees were in limited supply—Chicago was able to declare itself ALB-free in 2006. But right now there is bad news in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Toronto—infestations have erupted in the area’s hardwood forests, and these beetles, while bad at flying, are very good at killing trees.

Clint McFarland’s job? Stop the ALB at any cost. How do you balance the needs of residents, the impact to the environment, and an invasive species primed to wipe out entire forests? It takes the help of everyday people, such as children playing baseball at a playground, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and science-minded people (bug scientists and tree doctors) to eradicate this invasive pest.

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About the author

Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is the author of Beetle Busters,Tracking Trash, and The Hive Detectives. Learn more about Loree at loreegriffinburns.com and follow her on Twitter @loreegburns.

Ellen Harasimowicz is a freelance photojournalist new to nature photography. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Scientific American. Ellen lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Paul; her work can be seen at ellenharasimowicz.com. Follow Ellen on Twitter @ellharas.

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Oct 7, 2014
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9780544601994
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dogs
Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc
Juvenile Nonfiction / Careers
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Botany
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
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