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"City of Parks" prepares for the Emerald Ash Borer

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Stan Stricker
August 5, 2008

The "City of Parks" is taking notice of the Emerald Ash Borer's appearance in Wisconsin.


The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Ozaukee County, and Janesville Parks Supervisor Cliff Englert says the city is working to meet the challenge. He says the city will follow the DNR and Department of Agriculture's guidelines for dealing with the devastating pest. Englert expects a suppression campaign similar to the fight against the Gypsy Moth. He's also confident scientists will continue to develop more effective pesticides.


Infestation is a genuine concern though, because the Green Ash is a popular shade tree making up 14% of the trees along Janesville streets.



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