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New Hampshire to chop down red pines to slow insect attack

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire forestry officials plan to remove about 120 acres of red pine trees from a state park this winter to slow the spread of an aggressive insect that has destroyed thousands of the trees in southern New England.

The nearly microscopic brown insect, called red pine scale, was detected at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown in August.

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