Crews take down Asian Longhorned Beetle infested trees in Carteret

State and local officials are taking a zero tolerance policy against the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Crews started taking down trees in Carteret Tuesday where the infestation is the worst.

Experts say the beetles can cause enough structural damage to trees to destroy entire forests. State officials say they want to destroy the beetles habitat so that they do not reach other communities in New Jersey.

Foresters say they will try to keep the beetles from moving. They add that they will study the trees the beetles lived in to try and figure out how they got there.

Workers are scheduled to cut down trees in Woodbridge, Rahway and Linden.

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