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The Silver Lining to Falling Mercury: Celebrating a Deep Freeze

Has everyone thawed out from last week's deep freeze? While for most of us the plummeting temperatures meant staying indoors or wearing an extra layer of clothes, some rejoiced at the dropping mercury. Who would those crazy people be, you might ask? Entomologists, foresters, and naturalists see a silver lining to the extreme cold, a cold which has the potential to thwart or even kill invasive insects attacking our treasured native plants and trees.