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MDC CONFIRMS INVASIVE EMERALD ASH BORER HAS SPREAD TO 78 MISSOURI COUNTIES

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Chariton, Lafayette and Moniteau counties, bringing the statewide total to 78 counties known to have the pest. EAB is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that attacks all species of ash trees, killing more than 99 percent of the trees it attacks. ...Read more