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IDNR Bans Firewood from EAB Quarantine Areas

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced an emergency regulation that prohibits bringing to or using at IDNR sites, firewood from any area where quarantine has been imposed due to the discovery of the emerald ash borer (EAB). The new regulation, which is effective immediately, is intended to help prevent the spread of the emerald...

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Evanston

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today confirmed the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been located in Evanston. The infestation was discovered by a City of Evanston Parks/Forestry Division employee while assisting in an extensive survey initiated as a result of an infestation in Wilmette. Beetles were found in seven trees located in Lovelace Park, located at Gross Point Road at...

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EAB Quarantine Established in Kane County

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture quarantined a 51 square mile area of Kane County today in an attempt to prevent the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer. The quarantine was established after declaring trees infested with the small, metallic-green beetle a public nuisance. Together, the regulatory actions give the departme...

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