Southern Pine Beetle
Chainsaws are buzzing throughout New Jersey’s Pinelands. But this isn’t commercial logging; it’s pest control.
The southern pine beetle has been tunneling its way through South Jersey’s pine forests for at least 11 years. Last year wasn’t as bad as had been expected.
The southern pine beetle has been decimating pine trees in New Jersey in recent years. It’s estimated that 14,000 trees were killed by the insects last year