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EAB Confirmed in Marathon County
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/13/2017

Another case of the emerald ash borer has been identified, this time in Marathon County. The infestation was confirmed on a private property along the Wisconsin River by a tree care service.

"Although we have now found EAB in well over half the counties in Wisconsin, much of the area in those counties remains uninfested," said Brian Kuhn, plant industry director with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. "Human activity has caused these scattered infestations, not natural spread of the insect. So, it's still important for people not to move firewood out of infested areas, even within their own quarantined counties.

The discovery means that Marathon County will now be under quarantine, which means private citizens cannot take firewood from the area to non-quarantine counties. For businesses handling wood products that could carry EAB, it means that they must work with DATCP to assure that their products are pest-free before shipping.

Marathon County joins 46 other Wisconsin counties where EAB has been found. They include Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sawyer, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.

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