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Emerald ash borer endangering New Jersey forests

A state task force has included Hopatcong State Park in Morris County among areas requiring aggressive measures to combat a tiny bug threatening about a quarter of the tree population in the Garden State.

As first reported by Daily Record

 

 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry is targeting state-owned lands in at least nine counties, including Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Passaic, to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer. The tiny beetle — smaller than a penny with distinctive green wings — is said to be responsible for killing hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America since its discovery in Michigan in 2002.

Read the full article: Daily Record

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