Asian longhorned beetles causing trouble in Ohio
State wants to cut down a lot of trees (fortunately not in my area, yet). Just another reason to make sure you have a variety of hostplants. Losing my maples would put a SEVERE crimp in my moth raising activities. Darn beetles eat birch, ash, and willow too. My sweetgums, hickories, and walnuts have to start growing faster.
Re-read that paragraph. Very selfish to leave out the fact that the beetles would put a crimp in Mother Nature's moth raising activities too. With all these foreign invaders taking out trees, the other insects will be forced to concentrate on what is left, which won't leave those trees very healthy.
Here is a link that might be useful: Battle against invasive beetles leads to war over trees