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Firewood campaign aims to thwart spread of pests

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Evidence of the presence of the emerald ash borer can be seen on this green ash in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. According to park biologist Glenn Taylor, the bark on this tree was stripped away Evidence of the presence of the emerald ash borer can be seen on this green ash in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. According to park biologist Glenn Taylor, the bark on this tree was stripped away
 The Nature Conservancy is teaming up with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Lamar Advertising to fight the spread of invasive insects that are destroying the region's native forest.

The focus of the campaign is firewood.

Trish Johnson, director of forest conservation for the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, said that's because firewood brought to park campgrounds can be infested with uninvited guests.


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