Matteson cuts down ash borer-infected trees

An adult emerald ash borer is shown in this photo released by Michigan State University.

October 4, 2010 3:16:10 PM PDT
Officials in one south suburb are taking action against the tree-killing emerald ash borers.

Workers in the Village of Matteson cut down several trees infected by the pests on Monday. The branches were then fed into a chipper shredder.

The ash borer's larvae typically feeds on the bark of ash trees. Infested trees usually die.

The insect is responsible for killing tens of millions of ash trees.


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