THRIVE Spring 2022: Protecting New Hampshire Forests
From Sarah Schaier
The southern pine beetle was found in research traps in both Ossipee, N.H. and in southern Maine, near Waterboro. The tiny insect is only three millimeters long — smaller than a grain of rice — but it regularly destroys millions of acres of pine forest in the southern U.S. and Central America. It is one of the most damaging tree-dwelling insects in the Southeast and had never been seen this far north.