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Vermont and US officials to discuss ash borer threat

November 26, 2018

MILTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are planning a public meeting to talk about the emerald ash borer, the invasive insect that is threatening the state’s ash trees.

Among the topics that will be discussed by state and federal officials during the Monday meeting in Milton will be recommendations on how to slow the spread of the pest and the implications for the forest industry and municipalities.

The state says Vermont’s 160 million ash trees are now under attack and will likely die within the coming decade.

This ash borer was first discovered in Vermont in February. It was recently discovered in Grand Isle County. It has also been confirmed in Orange, Washington, Caledonia and Bennington counties.

The Milton meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Milton Grange on River Street.

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