GreenYes Digest V98 #178

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GreenYes Digest Sun, 6 Sep 98 Volume 98 : Issue 178

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Tree-eating beetles

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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 01:18:14 -0500
From: "Dan Johnson-Weinberger" <>
Subject: Tree-eating beetles

Happy to tell all. I live in Chicago, just south of the quarantine, and have
been following the story fairly closely. Everything you said is true. There
are no known predators or pesticides. All that can be done to stop the
infestation is to burn down all of the trees they have burrowed into. This
happened in Queens or Brooklyn a few years back, and by burning down the
affected areas, they managed to stop the spread.

If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them (on or off list).


-----Original Message-----
From: Hatti Koth <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 2:24 PM
Subject: Tree-eating beetles

Does anyone know anything about the beetles that have been destroying trees
in Chicago? Apparently they have been arriving on wood pallets from Asia.
As a solution, manufacturers are considering going back to using treated
wood in their pallets to keep the beetles away.

This story has been on the news, but I would be interested in more details
if anyone knows more.

Hatti Koth
Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium


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