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ASH BORER
(2007-06-01)
(wgvu) - CITIES AND HOMEOWNERS MAY HAVE
AN ALTERNATIVE IN FIGHTING THE EMERALD ASH BORER.
TREE SERVICE OPERATORS IN SUBURBAN DETROIT SAYS PESTICIDES --
ESPECIALLY WHEN USED ON YOUNG, HEALTHY TREES -- CAN WARD OFF
INFESTATION FOR A WHILE.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE ASIAN BEETLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH
AND DECLINE OF MORE THAN $25 MILLION ASH TREES IN THE U-S. IT
FIRST WAS DETECTED IN 2002 IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN.
AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS AT THE TIME TOLD COMMUNITIES THAT CHOPPING
DOWN ASH TREES WAS THE BEST WAY TO SLOW THE SPREAD.
NOW THE STATE RECOMMENDS USING PESTICIDES AS A TEMPORARY FIX
WHILE A MORE PERMANENT SOLUTION IS FOUND.

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