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Asian beetle threatens trees in N.Y., Chicago

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February 18, 1999
Web posted at: 10:47 a.m. EST (1547 GMT)

CHICAGO (CNN) -- Some say a stowaway insect from Asia could end up doing more damage to trees in the United States than Dutch elm disease or the gypsy moth. The Asian Longhorn Beetle has turned up in a New York City borough. And, as Chicago Bureau Chief Jeff Flock reports, it's a problem in that city too.

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