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If one end of a corn stalk is left sticking out of the ground the borers in the stalk have an avenue of escape.
Bare internal wood is exposed and subsequently dries and cracks. Borers move in and start their tunneling damage.
Poll: Hoosiers concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes Their arrival in Indiana could prove even more deadly than the damage already done by the metallic green ash borer.
Lake Zurich officials are using a $20,000 grant to beautify the downtown and purchase replacement trees in areas infected by the emerald ash borer, said Kyle Kordell, assistant to the village manager.
The borer is a grub-like caterpillar that burrows into the stem and eats it out, causing the plant to wilt and die.
While the ALB is sometimes compared to the emerald ash borer, which has devastated ash tree populations in the Central and Eastern United States, Gates said ALB infestations have been successfully eradicated in Chicago, New York and New Jersey.
Citywide data, such as building permits and emerald ash borer maps, can now be found on Naperville's new open data portal.
Could Harriet the tunnel borer make a return to Miami?
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