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Now it's the emerald ash borer that is putting trees in jeopardy. It's from Asia and only the size of a Tic Tac, but it's killing millions of ash trees in the Midwest. It is now illegal--punishable by fines of $750 to $4,000 and possible jail time--to take firewood and ash tree materials out of 21 Ohio counties under quarantine. Officials suspect the borer has been hitchhiking through Ohio in campers' firewood. The state has more than 3.8 billion ash trees. "One of every 10 trees in the state is an ash tree," says Wendi Van Buren, of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. "It will dramatically affect our urban and rural areas."
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Title Annotation:STATELINE; emerald ash borer
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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