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Cities weighing options, costs of fighting ash borer
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MADISON (AP) - A decade ago, foresters feared an invasive Chinese beetle would spell doom for American ash trees. But a counterpunch emerged in the form of a powerful pesticide that can not only save infested trees but inoculate them against the emerald ash borer. Milwaukee has been using the chemical for four years without losing one tree to the bug, but the pesticide must be reapplied every few years, creating a quandary for cash-conscious city councils.

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