Emerald ash borer: how a tiny bug could cost big bucks

November 5, 2014 10:07 AM

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Emerald ash borer: how a tiny bug could cost big bucks

The emerald ash borer could cost the Grand River Conservation Authority between anywhere $4 to $8 million over the next decade and result in the destruction of tens of thousands of ash trees, according to the authority's top forester.

Originally native to Asia, the emerald ash borer was first detected in Detroit in 2002 and since then has been slowly spread across North America decimating the native ash tree population.

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