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Battle Continues Against Ash Borer

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City of Evansville
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File photo of Oak Hill Cemetery

Invasive pest is deadly to ash trees

Local officials hope you will help save trees from an invasive insect. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The Evansville ‘Adopt an Ash’ Program is fighting the Emerald Ash Borer, a non-native insect first discovered in Michigan in 2002.

Since its arrival, the insect has destroyed hundreds of millions of ash trees and cost billions of dollars in management.

Officials say the insect is currently infesting trees in the Evansville area and such trees need to be treated before the deadly bug gets to them.

One way to raise money for the fight is the annual Twilight Tour at Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday October 15th.

The walking tour through the cemetery features live re-enactors who tell you about people buried at Oak Hill who once called Evansville home.

Tickets are $15 each and are available for purchase at the event or online at vchshistory.org.

A locally-produced Emerald Ash Borer documentary ‘Ashes to Ashes’ is streaming at ashestoashesfilm.com.