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Some ash trees now critically endangered

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Thursday the scientific group classified the green, black, white, pumpkin, and blue ash as critically endangered. Thursday the scientific group classified the green, black, white, pumpkin, and blue ash as critically endangered.
The destructive beetle made it's way into Ohio in the early 2000s, killing 10 thousands of ash trees through out the area. The destructive beetle made it's way into Ohio in the early 2000s, killing 10 thousands of ash trees through out the area.

A scientific group says five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern United States have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by the emerald ash borer.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature says tens of millions of trees in the United States and Canada have already succumbed, and the toll may eventually reach more than 8 billion. The emerald ash borer was accidentally introduced to North America in the late 1990s. Thursday the scientific group classified the green, black, white, pumpkin, and blue ash as critically endangered. A sixth species, the Carolina ash, was put in the less serious category of "endangered."

The destructive beetle made it's way into Ohio in the early 2000s, killing 10 thousands of ash trees through out the area.

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