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Warning to Lehigh Valley: Prepare for the ash borer

Warning to Lehigh Valley: Prepare for the ash borer

Since the first confirmed sighting of the emerald ash borer in Pennsylvania eight years ago, the tree-killing beetle has spread virtually everywhere in the state — except, it seems, the counties of the Lehigh Valley and a handful of other places. But experts say the invasive Asian pests, which have killed scores of millions of ash trees in 24 states and parts of Canada, are undoubtedly already here — they just haven't been spotted yet. So, municipalities are being urged to adopt a state plan to combat them. "The whole state is deemed infested," said Donald Eggen of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "We've been telling these...

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