Beetles Attack Ash Trees

1 decade 4 years 1 month ago Tuesday, August 08 2006 Aug 8, 2006 Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:53:29 PM CDT August 08, 2006 in News
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The Emerald Ash Borer is a metallic green beetle that attacks the ash, one of America's favorite shade trees. The ash tree's hardy nature makes it a fixture along streets in urban areas, including Kansas City. Missouri state entomologist Robert Lawrence says the 1/2 inch long beetle could potentially wipe out ash trees east of the Great Plains. The Ash Borer could migrate in firewood brought from infested forests or in nursery stock. Ash trees comprise up to 10% of non-urban forests in Missouri, and are the third most common hardwood in Kansas.

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