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Insects could potentially devastate Missouri's forests

Date: September 5, 2006
By: Diana Choksey
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's Conservation Department is urging Missourians to help the state keep out harmful forest insects

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The state agency is asking Missouri's to keep an eye out for two specific bugs threatening Missouri trees.

The warning comes as infestations of the non-native insects have hit forests in states to the east and north of Missouri.

Conservation Department Scientist Robert Lawrence says two insects in particular can devastate Missouri's forests.

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Description: Lawrence describes damages these insects can do
 

The insects travel in firewood and as eggs on solid surfaces.

The department advises Missourians to buy local firewood and burn out-of-state firewood immediately.

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