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Ash Borer Hitting Cleveland Hard

CLEVELAND (AP) - The ash borer insect infestation continues to put ash trees at risk across Ohio.

The city of Cleveland plans to cut down 400 of 14-hundred roadside ash trees. The work will cost nearly one (M) million dollars.

The city will replace the ash trees with an oak, maple, elm or another type.

The ash borer was first spotted in Ohio in 2003 and has been confirmed in 31 of Ohio's 88 counties. The ash borer eats leaves and can kill a tree in three years.

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