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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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