Will the Emerald Ash Borer and Climate Change Affect White Ash Baseball Bats?

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Much of the white ash wood used to manufacture baseball bats comes from trees in Northern Pennsylvania and New York. The white ash trees in these areas are experiencing problems. One problem is the emerald ash borer. The emerald ash borer is a beetle that is native to Asia. The beetle was first found in Detroit, Michigan, in 2002. Since that time, the beetle’s range has spread. The range of emerald ash borer now includes Pennsylvania and New York, where much of the white ash for bats is harvested.

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