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After the 2010 discovery of trees ravaged by the Asian longhorned beetle (photo 1), the insect "had the potential to devastate our trees," said Stephen Schneider (photo 2), director of operations at the Arnold Arboretum. On Monday, Arboretum Director William "Ned" Friedman (photo 3) and officials announced the eradication of the beetle.

Beating the beetles

Arboretum celebrates successful partnership with government to prevent tree destruction by invasive insect