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Phil Gruzska

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Region Fights To Stop Spread Of Oak Wilt

The drone of the chainsaw is filling the woods of Riverside Park as dozens of infected oak trees are being felled. It’s bold action to stop the spread of the oak wilt virus which poses a threat nearly a quarter of our trees — not just in the major parks but throughout the region.

09/25/2012

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Emerald Ash Borer Killing Local Ash Tree Population

The hot weather and lush greenery has returned to North Park, but some trees didn’t make it to the party this year. Around the park, hundreds of green and white ash trees are now dead or dying – the victims of a beetle from China called the Emerald Ash Borer, which preys on ash trees as its name suggests.

06/01/2011

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