Saturday, February 14, 2004


A tree removal company in Ontario, Canada, charged with removing ash trees in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer beetle (Agrilus planipennis), accidentally chopped down 80 walnut trees in the process. According to this story at, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency admitted that some trees are being misidentified, while others have been cut down though they were not marked. When the project is completed, more than 64,000 ash trees will have been cut down (hey, that's only a 0.1% error rate).

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