Borers branch out from ash trees

November 6, 2014 3:17 AM

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Borers branch out from ash trees

Bad news in the bug department: The emerald ash borer, a tiny, glitter-green insect from China expected to kill virtually all ash trees in the East - unless they are treated with expensive chemicals - may have a new target.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed recently that the borer had attacked the white fringe tree, which is in the same family as not only the ash, but forsythia and lilac.

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