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Invasive species on the way towards Tri-States

Courtesy: USDA Forest Service


An invasive species is making its way towards the Tri-States.


The

Emerald Ash Borer

has taken over thousands of ash trees in the upper Midwest.


An arborist gave a presentation on that very subject Monday night in the

Quincy

council chambers.


Jeff Palmer discussed some steps residents and cities can take to prevent an infestation.


The Chicago and Bloomington/Normal areas are losing many trees to this tiny insect, and it was found in Kansas City just this past year.


"It was on a private property,"

Arborjet

arborist Jeff Palmer said. "When they did some canvassing, they found a very substantial infestation."


The number one way of spreading the invasive species is by transporting firewood.

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