Scientists racing to save tens of millions of seeds as ash trees devastated by Asian beetle

Oct 8, 2009 Read more: Q13.com KCPQ TV

Mark Widrlechner is out to save a species from extinction. It's the native ash tree, and although it provides $25 billion worth of timber and decorates backyards across North America, an unstoppable bug has slowly killed millions of trees in 13 states and could cause the species' ultimate demise - unless Widrlechner is successful.

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#1 Oct 18, 2009
So sad. Everywhere I go, there are masses of dead ash trees everywhere. Some local patches are nothing but dead trees.

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