The Ledger Independent > Local News > Emerald Ash Borer quarantine nearby
By WENDY MITCHELL, Staff Writer
Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:37 AM EDT
Green, mean tree-killing machines are getting closer to our area, officials announced this week.
Researchers studying contents of the purple bug catchers local residents have seen dangling from trees in the last month have discovered emerald ash borers in several northern Kentucky counties.
A result of the discovery is a quarantine issued by Kentucky State Entomologist John Obrycki, of the affected counties for certain wood products associated with the pests or actions which could lead to the spread of the insects and decimation of ash trees in the state.