- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s discovered another infestation of the destructive emerald ash borer.

This time it’s been found on private land near Caledonia in southeastern Minnesota.

Agriculture officials say the spot in a grove of trees in a cattle pasture is about 10 miles from previously known infestations in Houston County, but still within the quarantine area.

Other counties included in the quarantine are Hennepin, Ramsey and Winona. The quarantine is in place to help prevent EAB from spreading outside the area by restricting movement of firewood and other materials from ash trees that might have the ash borer’s larvae.

Since the pest was first discovered in North America, it has killed tens of millions of ash trees in 18 states.


Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide