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An ash trees in Bethlehem displays clear signs of an emerald ash borer infestation, with extensive amounts of bark removed from woodpeckers feeding on larvae. The holes are where the bird pecked for the larvae.

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A lurking threat

Bethlehem at epicenter of emerald ash borer infestation that expert says could explode

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County on Tuesday, June 25, hosted Mark Whitmore, a forest entomologist at the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, for a presentation on updated information about emerald ash borer infestations and what communities can do to address them. The emerald ash borer, or EAB, has already been confirmed at more than 20 locations in Albany County.


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