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It seemed to happen almost overnight. Thousands of trees started dying unexpectedly in Southwest Ohio. The city of Cincinnati almost went broke cutting down the dying trees and trying to keep the invasion from damaging property – or worse. The killer was a tiny insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer, a new invasive insect from Asia that will wipe out every ash tree in America. First found near Detroit in 2002, Emerald Ash Borers have now infested trees in 37 states, from Maine to Georgia, and as far west as California.
Trees in Trouble: Saving America’s Urban Forests tells the compelling story of how one community in Southwest Ohio confronted their tree crisis and fought the invasive pest by taking action and working together. Through partnerships with scientists, city officials and everyday citizens, this community was able to fight the pest and protect their urban forests for future generations. The film also explores the rich history of urban forestry in the United States and the exciting new research linking human health and trees.
Designed for audiences of all ages, Trees in Trouble inspires viewers to take action and points towards first steps.
From the producer of the groundbreaking climate change film, Rising Waters.
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