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Emerald Ash Borer detected in two more Vermont counties

The destructive Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in two more places in Vermont.

They've been located in Washington and Caledonia counties after samples were collected over a week ago.
    
The initial discovery of the pest was found in Orange County late last month.
    
The pest can feed on bark, killing ash trees within 3 to 5 years.
 
In Randolph Monday morning, Congressman Peter Welch outlined 3 ways he taking action to contain the spread.
    
He wants Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to mobilize USDA resources to help Vermont.
    
More money for the USDA's tree and wood pests program.
    
He'll also introduce legislation that could provide more tools to fight invasive species.


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