Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Five New WI Counties

posted Sep 6, 2017, 5:56 AM by Ryan Quinn
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in five new Wisconsin counties, including two northern counties. 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will quarantine all five. 

The new counties are Chippewa, Green Lake, Marinette, Waupaca and Waushara. 

The Chippewa County infestation was discovered by a homeowner near Lake Wissota in the Town of Lafayette who reported dying trees, and DNR staff collected EAB larvae, or immature insects. 

This infestation appears to have been present for several years. 

The other four were finds in monitoring traps set by the USDA-APHIS and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.