By Jeremy Burnham

Washington state to residents: Check your trees


August 15, 2019

The Washington Invasive Species Council has a message for the residents of Washington: Please check your trees.

August is National Tree Check Month, and the WISC wants Washingtonians to take the time to check their trees and swimming pools for harmful insects.

According to a press release from the WISC, 36% of all new insect species discovered in Washington since 1990 have been discovered by the general public.

“This just highlights the importance of reporting any species that you suspect might be a problem,” WISC executive coordinator Justin Bush said in the press release. “Research...

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