Friday, July 26, 2002

Beetle Mania

The state of Washington is serious about preventing the spread of the recently introduced Citrus long-horned beetle (Anoplophora chinensis). Homeowners that live near the nursery where the introduction occurred are serious about protecting their trees, which state officials want to cut down as a precautionary measure. The resulting clash has made its way to court, where a judge will decide whether the state has the right to enter private property and chop down the trees. Read the whole story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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