- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in eastern Wisconsin’s Calumet County.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the discovery Thursday.

As a result, Calumet County will now be quarantined along with Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties. Emerald ash borer has not been found in those counties, but they are close to counties where the tree-destroying pest has been confirmed.

The Calumet County infestation was found in the Village of Sherwood.

The quarantines will apply to the entire counties. The Oneida Tribe is expected to decide soon whether to enact the quarantine within reservation boundaries.

Quarantines prohibit ash wood products and hardwood firewood from being moved to areas that are not quarantined.

Emerald ash borer was first found in Wisconsin in 2008 in Ozaukee County.



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