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Region begins fight against beetle targeting its many ash trees
Region begins fight against beetle targeting its many ash trees

With the arrival of an invasive green Asian beetle in Baltimore, local governments and property owners are confronting tough — and potentially costly — choices about whether to try to save ash trees at risk of infestation or cut them down. The culprit is the emerald ash borer, which could attack any of the 5 million to 6 million ash trees across the Baltimore metropolitan area. With the infestation already underway, City Hall is seeking a contractor to inject as many as 820 curbside ash trees with insecticide. "We are taking the initial steps to deal with what's going to be a tragic situation," said Erik Dihle, the city's arborist. Ash borers, which have...

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