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Posted on: July 9, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Deadly Pine Tree Disease Moving West

TOPEKA (AP) - A disease that has killed thousands of pine trees in eastern Kansas is migrating west and beginning to take hold in central parts of the state, plant experts say. Pine wilt has primarly afflicted Scots pines, often used as Christmas trees, but the disease could potentially hurt any type of pine tree, said plant pathologist Megan Kennelly, an assistant professor at Kansas State University.

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