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While on vacation and visiting a park, I spotted this,and thought of Manic Monday, and I totally agree it is sad, and a good example of import problems. and is also my challenge entry.

I have seen many examples of plants, and insects brought into the country either by mistake but sometimes on purpose to combat some issue- which seems to always lead to more trouble in the long run.

Thank you in advance for your comments.



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09/18/17 11:23 AM GMT
I don't know for sure if it's manic, Sandi, more scary, actually. Up until two years ago we had three, 75-80 foot high American Elms along the west side of our backyard, covering the entire yard with shade from the summer sun by 3:00 in the afternoon. In the last two years, however, I had to cut them down, dead and dying from Dutch Elm disease. The one remaining tree in my back yard is an ash tree. For me, this image is scary. Sorry.

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09/18/17 12:47 AM GMT
To me the only tad manic thing to this sign is the text 'Be aware that some firewood and logs still contain the EAB'. Think that the more EAB's are burned, the better.
In my country we've a comparable story. A special kind of bees, imported from Asia as well, threathens/kill the our native bees, so that pollination seriously becomes in danger.
A perfect entry for the Wednesday B&W challenge however.

Edit: see that you've edited your initial narrative somewhat, Sandi.
I agree fully with you, my friend!
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09/18/17 1:08 PM GMT
What a sad thing - really makes one stop and think how important border controls are to prevent unwanted creatures and diseases entering our countries and doing such damage.
Added to the BWC list, thanks Sandi.
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09/18/17 2:31 PM GMT
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09/18/17 3:21 PM GMT
What a pity! It is often a losing battle against such pests. Good fine and capture.
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09/18/17 4:23 PM GMT
This is such a shame, we've lost so many. Very interesting view, I've never seen the damage before. Thanks for sharing.
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09/19/17 2:36 PM GMT
Creepy.....lesson learned I think.

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09/19/17 9:57 PM GMT
We fight a losing battle when it comes to these alien infestors. We just don't have adequate predators here to combat them. One case in point the fire ant, another the pine beetle, the Japanese beetle...the list goes on. It is a real battle. The insects are one thing but so called intelligent scientists can cause great harm introducing things to reduce other alligators to keep beavers in check. What were they thinking? This is a real thought provoker Sandi.
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09/27/17 6:36 PM GMT
Makes a perfect Manic Monday posting and like the B/W
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