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Agriculture officials to remove ash trees in parts of Michigan to stop spread of insect
By Associated Press
02/11/04

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - State crews will remove hundreds of ash trees in southeastern Michigan in hopes of stopping the spread of an exotic, tree-killing beetle, officials said.

Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, announced plans on Wednesday to combat the voracious Asian insect known as the emerald ash borer.

The insect was first discovered in Michigan in 2002. It has killed nearly 6 million trees in southeastern Michigan and has been detected in several other areas in the southern part of the state. More than a dozen counties have been quarantined this year.

Larvae of the beetle live beneath the bark of ash trees, boring into its tissue until water and nutrients can no longer flow up into the branches and leaves.

All ash trees will be removed within a half-mile of infested areas in parts of Saginaw, Eaton, Calhoun, Kent, and Berrien counties and at sites along the St. Clair River.

The next step will be to focus on isolated spots where the bug has been detected, Wyant said.

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