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Subject: Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) found in Maryland nursery
Date posted: September 05, 2003
Source: The Baltimore Sun
Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer), the exotic Asian beetle that has killed millions of Ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) in southeastern Michigan and Ontario, Canada, was discovered in a Prince George’s County nursery in Maryland. The majority of the infected trees from the Michigan nursery were destroyed. To ensure the beetle has not spread, the Maryland Department of Agriculture plans to survey areas where 27 of the 121 trees were sold and planted.

For the full story see: http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.ash03sep03,0,6669677.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

For other PAS postings on the emerald ash borer:
Agrilus planipennis Pest Alert
PAS News Story 05/16/03
PAS News Story 03/07/03
PAS News Story 10/02/02