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Emerald Spectre Haunts Ontario's Ash Forests

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September 10, 2005
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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
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A new study shows that while we're winning isolated battles, we could well lose the war to prevent the devastating spread of the emerald ash borer in eastern Canada and the United States.

Emerald Ash Borer.
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A new study shows that while we're winning isolated battles, we could well lose the war to prevent the devastating spread of the emerald ash borer in eastern Canada and the United States. It's a failure that would cost billions of dollars in lost timber and ornamental trees, and dramatically change the forest and neighbourhood landscape in eastern North America -- with even more impact than Dutch elm disease.


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