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In defense of urban shade

Beetles threaten trees in Worcester

CHRIS CHRISTO/WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE The USDA assessed maple trees yesterday at Worcester’s Kendrick Field as they searched for infestation by Asian longhorned beetles (above). Eradicating the pest may require cutting down thousands of the city's trees. (Chris Christo/ Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / August 26, 2008

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WORCESTER - The woman with the wide-brimmed hat aimed her binoculars at a splotch of sap dripping from a branch, a potentially ominous sign for this aging maple and thousands of others in the area. (Full article: 522 words)

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