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Anne Lucius of Jamaica Plain scans the canopy for signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle (Adam Ragusea/WBUR)
Anne Lucius of Jamaica Plain scans the canopy for signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle (Adam Ragusea/WBUR)

The Asian Longhorn Beetle scare came to Boston in July, when six infested trees were discovered on the grounds of Faulkner Hospital — literally across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. State officials were worried about a nightmare scenario. A 1.5-mile "radius of concern" now sweeps around the infested site and includes precious wooded areas from Franklin Park to Jamaica Pond. No further infestations have been found but, as Radio Boston's Adam Ragusea reports, that doesn't mean officials can stop looking.

This program aired on September 20, 2010.

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