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N.J. gets rid of tree-killing beetle

LINDEN, N.J. — New Jersey has eradicated a tree-killing beetle first seen in the state in 2002. Federal and state agriculture officials on Thursday declared the state free of the Asian longhorned beetle.

They made the announcement at a sanctuary in hard-hit Linden in Union County. More than 20,000 trees were removed in Union, Middlesex and Hudson counties as part of the eradication effort.

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