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Extension official: Emerald ash borer could have big impact with S.D. trees

Published 06/04/2009, The Daily Republic

As an adult, they do little more than nibble on the foliage of an ash tree.
It’s the immature emerald ash borer, the larvae, that wreaks havoc on the tree, hindering its ability to transport water and nutrients as the bug feeds on the inner bark. Three to five years after the initial infestation, the tree succumbs and dies.

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