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Documenting the decline of ash forests

Dead ash grove, Mattawoman Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River in Maryland. (Leslie Brice/Ash Forest Project)
Dead ash grove, Mattawoman Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River in Maryland. (Leslie Brice/Ash Forest Project)

Twenty years ago, an invasive beetle arrived in North America from Asia. In the years that followed, the emerald ash borer decimated many ash forests in 36 states.

WAMU’s Jacob Fenston talked with a science writer and a photographer who are documenting the tree’s decline in the Washington, D.C., area for The Ash Forest Project.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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