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Backcountry borer infestation found in Smokies

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — There is fresh evidence of emerald ash borers in the Smokies and indications that the infestation has been there for a while. A Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokeswoman said Wednesday that a park employee discovered the backcountry infestation on a trail in the Greenbrier area on November 8. The staffer saw bark chips piled at the base of several ash trees — an...

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