by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Efforts to remove coconut trees that have been affected by the rhinoceros beetle have moved forward. The area of trees situated at the front of the War in the Pacific National Historic Park in Asan, have been cut down. However efforts to remove coconut trees in the area infested by the second invasive species the little fire ant is still on hold. As we reported rhinoceros beetle team leader Roland Quitugua says the risk of spreading the little fire ant to other sites is too great to proceed with cutting the coconut trees and the only option may be to burn them once the national park obtains the necessary permits.