The emerald ash borer has plagued Ohio trees since 2003, according to Ohio Department of Agriculture. There are more than 3.8 billion ash trees within the state, and the emerald ash borer has made its way from Toledo, where it was initially found in the state, to almost all parts of the state.
The City of Xenia is turning dead or almost dead emerald ash borer infected trees in Shawnee Park into works of art that commemorate Xenia’s history, according to city officials. Artist Loren Lorenzo estimates he will have spent 35 to 40 hours on the piece by the time the carving is finished.
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