3 years = insect kills 50,000,000 trees (China)
Insect shipped to United States = same possible outcome
Tree killing insect was accidentally shipped to the United States via wood shipping materials. These insects are wiping out trees in record numbers in the United States. 50 million, let’s think about this number 50,000,000 trees were destroyed in three years due to this pestilence in China.
The consequences of this insect being introduced into the United States could have a serious impact on the forests and ecosystems, it already has in some states. The insect has just been found in my area, the devastation it has caused in just one summer is crazy!
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