Ash borer turns up in Huntley

July 29, 2008 3:28:29 PM PDT
The emerald ash borer has invaded another Chicago area community. According to The Daily Herald, the Illinois Department of Agriculture confirms the beetle was found in far northwest suburban Huntley.

The tree was removed Tuesday afternoon.

Huntley officials say they'll check to see if other trees have been infested.

The ash borer was spotted in Michigan in 2002. Since then it's killed more than 20 million ash trees in the eastern U.S. and southern Canada.

At least 15 Chicago-area towns have reported an ash borer infestation in the past year.


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