New Hampshire governor meets with volunteers to discuss tree pest

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is visiting with volunteers from various organizations as they inspect limbs from ash trees for an invasive beetle responsible for killing millions of ash trees nationwide.

The emerald ash borer was detected in Concord in March, prompting the state to issue an emergency quarantine for Merrimack County. The movement of all hardwood firewood, ash nursery stock, logs and other ash forest products originating in Merrimack County is being regulated as part of the quarantine.

Hassan is meeting in Concord on Tuesday morning with volunteers from the Department of Resources and Economic Development, the UNH Cooperative Extension, the Nature Conservancy and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.


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