- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Efforts are being made to protect the 20 ash trees that line the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston from the destructive beetle known as the emerald ash borer.

Experts on Monday morning are scheduled to inject the trees with an insecticide known by the brand name Tree-age.

The ash borer was first detected in Massachusetts in the Berkshires in 2012, but since has also been found in Essex County and at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston

The insect, native to Asia, can kill a tree in two to three years. The federal government estimates the bug has already killed eight billion ash trees in the U.S. Tree-age protects the trees for two years.

The memorial is located on Union Street near Faneuil Hall and City Hall.

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