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May 25, 2016 2:22 PM

New Hampshire to do more battling with emerald ash borer

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CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire is looking at another summer of battling the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that's destroyed ash trees in 26 states.

It's been found in at least 16 towns in New Hampshire and officials say it is spreading.

The emerald ash borer, originally from China, has killed millions of ash trees nationwide since being discovered in Michigan in 2002. It's often spread by people transporting firewood. Many states, including New Hampshire, have quarantines for out-of-state firewood. Vermont just started one.

The metallic green insect's larvae feed just below the bark and adults go after the leaves. Ash trees where the pest is found typically die within two to five years.

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