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American woodpeckers, nuthatches eat emerald ash borers

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This video is called Red-bellied Woodpecker Family Affairs.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Bored to Death

When the invasion went public in 2002, aliens had been living quietly in Detroit for at least 10 years. They were found out when a group of forestry scientists investigated a curious die-off in ash trees. They collected a small green beetle that none of them could identify. Eventually, a beetle specialist in Slovakia pegged it as Agrilus planipennis, the emerald ash borer. It had never before been recorded outside its native range in easternmost Asia. By the end of the year it had killed an estimated 7 million ash trees in Michigan.

It’s now one of the most destructive forest pests ever seen in North America—comparable to diseases such as chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease. There are 16 ash species and an estimated 8 billion…

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