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Emerald Ash Borer Update

Posted by John Fulton -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture deregulated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) as an insect, and lifted restrictions on movement within the state of firewood and other wood products which might contain the borer. This was due to the number of counties with confirmations of EAB, and the continuing spread of the insect. Twenty-nine counties have been confirmed from 2014 to present.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is still interested in receiving samples from counties where confirmation has not occurred. Samples from Logan, Menard, Sangamon, and other counties confirmed are not requested. If you are interested in more information concerning the treatment of ash trees for EAB, please go to the online fact sheet containing insecticide information:

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