VIDEO: Invasive emerald ash borer upsets Great Lakes ecosystem, economy

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The invasive, tree-eating emerald ash borer is a costly addition to the Great Lakes region.

It took less than 10 years for the destructive beetle to spread to all eight Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces. State officials and homeowners employ insecticides, tree-removal strategies, bans on moving firewood and even biological controls to prevent further costly infestations.


The video includes footage from the one-hour documentary “Bad Company,” a Knight Center for Environmental Journalism production that examines the economic and ecological impact of invasive species in the Great Lakes region. A preview of the documentary will be held Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Synder Hall theater at Michigan State University.

3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Invasive emerald ash borer upsets Great Lakes ecosystem, economy

  1. At least Mi. is trying to do something about it. Do the surrounding State contribute anything at all??? Is Purdue or eragant Notre Dame helping ?

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