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Tree pest migrates to Tennessee
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The emerald ash borer is spreading. The invasive species has killed more than 50 million ash trees in North America since its discovery in 2002. A presentation from the state will be offered this Tuesday night at McMinnville City Hall.
Warren County is now under quarantine for emerald ash borer, an invasive species that attacks trees. Gary Clendenon, plant inspector II from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, will be providing McMinnville officials with a presentation of the risks concerning municipal trees this Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6:45 p.m. The presentation will be offered at City Hall.“I will speak to them about emerald ash borer and Hemlock Wooly Adelgrid,” said Clendenon. “Warren County is now quarantined for emerald ash borer, although we have not found it within the county borders.