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Tree pest hits North Shore
Emerald ash borers have been found in 16 trees in Wilmette

Friday, July 14, 2006
Chicago Tribune
by Dave Wischnowsky and Dan Gibbard

The leafy North Shore, where trees are nearly sacred, is the latest part of suburban Chicago to be threatened by the emerald ash borer, a ravenous pest that already has killed more than 15 million trees in five states and Canada.

On Thursday, the Illinois Department of Agriculture confirmed that at least 16 ash trees in a five-block area in Wilmette are infested with the insect, spokeswoman Chris Herbert said.


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Battle against unfab 2: 1 beetle down, 1 left
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