ash borer

Environment
8:08 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Tree-Killing Beetle Detected In Eastern Kansas

A tree treated for Ash Borer in a Minnesota community.
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A beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in the eastern U.S. and parts of the South has now been detected in Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture said Thursday a live emerald ash borer was found in a tree in Wyandotte County.

Trees there were being inspected after the presence of emerald ash borer was found last month in nearby Platte County, Missouri.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture notified Kansas of the confirmation Wednesday.

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