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Alex Jokay

I'm in the township where the Emerald Ash Borer was first spotted, but I know anecdotally it has probably been here lots longer. One neighbor lost a bunch of ash trees in the last few years and I just cut down my first infested tree, which had been ailing since before anyone confirmed the Ash Borer in Allen County.

Another species that's far worse — and has been in the states quite a few years — is the Asian Longhorn Beetle, which devours maples, poplars, willows, elms, mulberries and more. Chicago was hit with an infestation back in the '90s when I was living there and it truly changed the atmosphere of the Ravenswood neighborhood, where they had to cut down just about every tree as a preemptive measure. Read more about them varmints here:

http://www.asian-longhorned-beetle.com/

Jason Blosser

I have enough wasps and carpenter bees to deal with. Let's make sure that the non-resident wasp won't turn into some unwanted pest.

Mark Grady

I planted two American elms three years ago, and the deer stripped them this winter.

They must be good eatin'.

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