Up until a few hours ago, this was an entirely accurate map (click for large view) about the emerald ash borer, the foreign invader (from Michigan) that is wiping out ash trees.
But the map isn’t accurate anymore; officials have announced the emerald ash borer has reached western Massachusetts. It also has been confirmed this week in Kansas. All of this, of course, is despite attempts to quarantine the bugger.
The efforts have been noble, but the fact is the emerald ash borer is expanding its territory.