Invasive beetle species found in Oregon puts B.C. trees at risk, CSISS says

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The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is sounding the alarm after the emerald ash borer — a destructive invasive insect which kills ash trees — was found for the first time west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States.

According to a news release from the non-profit, the beetle, which is native to eastern Asia, was first discovered in Michigan two decades ago.

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Source: Castanet

 

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