Invasive Species Are Destroying New England Forests
Across New England, trees are being decimated and killed on a daily basis. The source of the damage comes from insect pests and other diseases, the newest perpetrators of a continues invasive species cycle. For WNPR Radio, Arts and Sciences Professor Jason Fridley discussed how these invasive species came to be in New England.
“These things were introduced for ornamental purposes and became invasive right away and are actually some of our worst problems in natural area,” he said. “Today it’s the intentionally introduced things that are more problematic.”