I just spotted an article in our local weekly paper saying that bug had been sighted here -- less than 1/2 mile away from me. I am SO bummed. At least 1/2 our trees are ash. I can now assume with some certainty that they'll all die within 3-5 years. How awful is that! At least we'll have firewood for the wood stove, though if we go camping someplace we can't take our own wood with us. What's worse, I keep thinking about those ash trees disappearing. They are such lovely trees. When our kids grow up, they can tell their kids "I remember when we used to have ash trees." I guess I'd better start thinking about what to plant in replacement so I can start them next spring.