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Three Wisconsin counties added to the EAB quarantine list

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The tree-killing emerald ash borer continues to rear its head in new places throughout Wisconsin.

State agriculture officials said Wednesday that the green beetle was discovered in Adams County for the first time, and at Merrick State Park along the Mississippi River near Fountain City.

Officials said an adult beetle was found in a trap July 22nd along Lake Petenwell along the border between Adams and Juneau counties.

In Buffalo County, the ash borer was spotted in a trap between a boat landing and the Merrick park nature center.

Adams, Juneau, and Buffalo counties are being added to the quarantine list, bringing the total to 32 since the emerald ash borer was first confirmed in Wisconsin in 2008.

No one can move firewood from quarantined counties to those which are not quarantined. Ash products cannot be shipped to non-quarantined counties unless they're certified by the state as being pest free.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)