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The ash borer appeared to have killed trees at a commercial development near South Tryon Street and Billy Graham Parkway, Heartwood Tree Service owner Patrick George reported last week.
Root constriction caused by hardpan or compacted soil, sunburn, borer insects, soil nematodes, root rot, powdery mildew and spider mites might also be affecting the tree.
The city might not be able to maintain all native species---with the emerald ash borer making its way east, the green ash is likely to see its numbers plummet---
In 2001, Monsanto estimates, more than 1 million acres of corn were borer-free and Roundup ready.
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Definition of borer for English Language Learners
: an insect that digs holes in the woody parts of plants
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