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Green Spaces – The Emerald Ash Borer

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Chris Hartley  from the Butterfly House talks about this exotic beetle discovered in southeastern Michigan in the summer of 2002. The beetle's larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients. The bug probably arrived in the US in packing material on cargo ships from Asia. The beetle was discovered in Missouri in the summer of 2008.

More info: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/insects/beetles/emerald-ash-borer.aspx