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ANOTHER VIEW: Lantern flies are not on Christmas trees

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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05 pm

Spotted lanternflies are invading from Pennsylvania into eight New Jersey counties! Fortunately for New Jersey Christmas tree farmers - and Christmas tree lovers - these alien pests don’t like the taste of evergreens.

“They’re absolutely not a problem for us,” said Donna Allison Cole, executive secretary of the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association. “Christmas trees aren’t hosts for spotted lanternflies. They prefer fruit orchards and grape vineyards.”

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