Emerald Ash Borer Spreads the State

Emerald Ash Borer Spreads the State

The emerald ash borer, an invasive species that first appeared in the state 16 years ago, has now been confirmed in all but one of Wisconsin’s counties. 

This year marked the first time the insect was found in Washburn and Taylor Counties, with Burnett County the only county where it has not been found.  State officials expect the emerald ash borer will cause virtually all of Wisconsin’s white, black and green ash trees to die.  They recommend landowners avoid using infested firewood by only burning wood from the area in which they live. 

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