U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is urging action to head off a nasty Christmas present that could show up — not under the tree, but in it.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive bug from Asia which has been wreaking havoc on trees in Pennsylvania.
It can affect oak trees, maple trees and pine trees but also grapes, apples and cherries, and it could be hitching its way into New York.
On Sunday, Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to commit the resources and dollars needed to stop the bugs from spreading.
New York’s senior senator urges action against this so-called Christmas tree bug.