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Emerald Ash Borer Spreads in Upper MichiganSubmitted: 11/14/2012
HOUGHTON, MI - The tree-killing emerald ash borer takes hold in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Michigan Technological University recently announced the find in and near the city of Houghton.

They say three baited traps installed by the school each collected one adult beetle.

They've previously been found in some other parts of the Upper Peninsula.

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia.

It's responsible for the death or damage of millions of ash trees in Michigan's Lower Peninsula and surrounding states.

In Wisconsin, hunters and others are cautioned not to move firewood from place to place.

The emerald ash borer can hitch a ride on firewood to infest new locations.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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