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Emerald Ash Borer: Knocking on Maine’s Door

EAB_iconThe size of a pine nut with grass-blade wings and a disco shimmer, the elusive emerald ash borer (EAB) doesn’t look capable of destroying one tree, let alone upward of 150 million. But this comely green killer is poised to attack Maine’s ash population, having already decimated trees the Midwest while moving rapidly east. EAB is literally at Maine’s front door. The nearest confirmed “finds” place the insect 30 miles from Maine’s western border in both Quebec and Concord, NH with the Asian native predicted to arrive sometime within the next two years. Because the insect is hard to see and its larvae hidden, researchers say EAB may have already begun its Maine invasion. See more on this story

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