Connecticut on Alert for Emerald Ash Borer After Superstorm Sandy

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The Emerald Ash Borer adult fits on a penny and has some distinctive glittering features.
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Interview with Chris Martin
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Interview with Chris Martin

We've talked on WNPR's Morning Edition about the Emerald Ash Borer, the tiny green Asian beetle that feeds exclusively on the ash tree and has decimated millions of ash trees in over a dozen states. It has been recently discovered in several towns in Connecticut.

Superstorm Sandy has thrown a wrench in the effort to contain the Emerald Ash Borer. Joining us by phone is Chris Martin, Director of Forestry for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.