Invasive beetle

Arkansas aims to slow spread of beetle that kills ash trees

(U.S. Forest Service photo)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas agriculture officials have approved a statewide quarantine in hopes of slowing the spread of an invasive beetle that destroys ash trees. The State Plant Board announced Tuesday the quarantine in response to the emerald ash borer, which is a beetle native to Asia that feeds on and kills ash trees. Under the…