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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Update: Ash Borer in Adams County

The Journal-Gazette finally covered the story of the Emerald Ash Borer found in Adams County in today's October 19th edition. And this was by publishing an Associated Press story.

You would have found out sooner by reading Indiana Parley coverage on Sunday, October 16. That is the day you would have seen the link to the Decatur Daily Democrat story from last Friday.

WANE-TV picked up the item on Monday, October 17, with original reporting by producer/reporter Matt McCutcheon on the reaction of the City of Fort Wayne Arborist.

Indiana Parley and WANE-TV both recognized the wide news value of the story and made available the information by the Decatur Daily Democrat with added information or comment. This is of interest state-wide and throughout the Midwest.

The Indiana Parley commentary is that the Emerald Ash Borer is likely to be confirmed in Allen County within the next two years. Residents of Fort Wayne, where Ash trees, have been planted extensively in the last fifteen years by the municipality of Fort Wayne, may see an impact on the urban forest approaching that caused by Dutch Elm disease starting two generations ago.

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