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Old 12-14-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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There ya go. Invasive species.

Isolationism not an option? Makes you wonder how the Native Americans lasted 15,000 years.
Our country seems to place a higher value on international commerce (which benefits the Chinese more than Americans) than our trees, but that's another can of worms....

Off the top of my head, butternut canker, dutch elm disease (really an Asian disease that hit Europe before us), emerald ash borer, chestnut blight, sudden oak death, hemlock woolly adelgid, balsam woolly adelgid, asian longhorned beetle, white pine blister rust, gypsy moth, are all attacking our native trees and were introduced by commerce in some way. I hate to think of what could be next...
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:49 AM
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Our country seems to place a higher value on international commerce (which benefits the Chinese more than Americans) than our trees, but that's another can of worms....

Off the top of my head, butternut canker, dutch elm disease (really an Asian disease that hit Europe before us), emerald ash borer, chestnut blight, sudden oak death, hemlock woolly adelgid, balsam woolly adelgid, asian longhorned beetle, white pine blister rust, gypsy moth, are all attacking our native trees and were introduced by commerce in some way. I hate to think of what could be next...
Yep, and the fish that have displaced native species in the Mississippi, other rivers, the Great Lakes, etc.

The list goes on and on and on: ----> List of invasive species in North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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