Don’t wait, cut your ash trees now

North Canaan Selectman Christian Allyn warns that ash trees, such as the one in this photo, are in danger of infestation by the emerald ash borer. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

The newest insect scourge threatening New England trees has recently appeared in the Tri-state region. The emerald ash borer, as its name implies, devastates ash trees, which make up about 5 percent of the state’s forests (and possibly more in the Northwest Corner).

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