Street Tree Diversity in Eastern North America and Its Potential for Tree Loss to Exotic Borers

@article{Raupp2006StreetTD,
  title={Street Tree Diversity in Eastern North America and Its Potential for Tree Loss to Exotic Borers},
  author={Michael J. Raupp and Anne Buckelew Cumming and E. Raupp},
  journal={Arboriculture \& Urban Forestry},
  year={2006}
}
In light of catastrophic tree losses caused by Dutch elm disease, foresters recommended that the urban forest be diversified. The intent was to create a more sustainable urban forest that would not be decimated by a single pathogen or insect pest. However, recent introductions of deadly borers such as Asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer reveal that new introductions can have disastrous consequences for urban forests. An analysis of tree inventories from 12 cities in eastern North… 

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