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Emerald Ash Borer found in Sauk County

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found at Mirror Lake State Park near Wisconsin Dells. As a result, Sauk County has become the 17th in the Badger State to be quarantined for the invasive pest.

Agriculture officials said a number of adult beetles were caught in one of the purple traps that were set throughout Wisconsin to check for the ash borer. Also, the D-N-R found other signs of infestation, including immature beetles, when they pulled bark from some of the ash trees near the park’s entrance.

The new quarantine means that people cannot take firewood or other ash products out of Sauk County. Local shippers of ash products must get certifications from the state ag department that their products are pest-free.

It’s the second this month that a quarantine was ordered. The first was in Jefferson County just over a week ago, when the emerald ash borer was spotted just south of the county line at U-W Whitewater.

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