Emerald Ash Borer Beatle Spreading Across America

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Is there anyway to stop the Emerald Ash Borer from whipping out the Ash Trees in North America?

The emerald ash borer already has infested trees in more than 1,200 cities and townships in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, said Philip Bell, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regional manager for the beetle.

The USDA has imposed a quarantine in states with the beetle that prevents host materials such as firewood, bark and wood chips from crossing state lines. The Wisconsin DNR adopted an emergency rule last year that forces campers at state parks to use firewood obtained in Wisconsin.

Sen. Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn, said he’s ”sickened” by the thought of losing Wisconsin’s ash trees, but doubts the state can stop the beetle. The USDA has imposed a quarantine in states with the beetle that prevents host materials such as firewood, bark and wood chips from crossing state lines. The Wisconsin DNR adopted an emergency rule last year that forces campers at state parks to use firewood obtained in Wisconsin. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

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