Sunday, May 30, 2004

Better Late than Never

It's a bit late to be reporting on this, but today is the last day of Michigan's "Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week." The state of Michigan, which has been dealing with the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) for about two years, has responded with stronger steps to prevent the beetle's spread. Key in this public awareness campaign is a warning to the public to avoid transporting firewood and other ash products that could be infested with the beetles or their larvae. Here's a related article from the Holland Online Sentinel, describing the early detection program now in place in the state's uninfested counties.

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