Monday, August 31, 2009

Emerald ash borer and related quarantine come to county; Milwaukee County, WI

Emerald ash borer discovered in Franklin - JSOnline:
The emerald ash borer has spread to Milwaukee County, officials announced Friday after tests confirmed that the invasive beetle was found in Franklin.
The discovery raises the possibility that more homeowners will be affected by the tree killer, given how much more populous Milwaukee County is than the six other Wisconsin counties where the beetle has been found, said Donna Gilson, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
It also means a quarantine for Milwaukee County, with restrictions on the movement of ash nursery stock, ash timber, tree trimmings and all hardwood firewood, she said.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We welcome your comments provided they are not Anonymous. Anonymous comments will not be posted.