STATEWIDE (AP) — Maine forestry officials said an invasive pest that can damage ash trees has been located in more communities in the state.
The emerald ash borer was first found in Maine in 2018, when it showed up in York and Aroostook counties.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Thursday that more infestations have been found in those counties, in addition to another in Cumberland County.
The department is asking residents to keep an eye out for the pest and report any sightings of it.
The borer is native to Asia and has killed millions of ash trees in the United States.