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Galesburg develops plan for emerald ash borer

GALESBURG (AP) — The city of Galesburg has developed a nearly $1 million plan for dealing with the emerald ash borer.

Dozens of Illinois counties are under quarantine because of the invasive species, which is native to Asia. The larvae of the small, metallic-green beetle burrow into the bark of ash trees, causing the trees to starve and eventually die.

Galesburg's plan includes an effort to treat or remove up to 600 trees lining streets and parks in the western Illinois community.

The city plans to replace 40 trees per year and will plant a mix of trees to prevent future infestations.

Public Works Director Larry Cox told the Galesburg City Council on Wednesday that the replacement and treatment plan could extend beyond 2019.

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