Emerald Ash Borer http://wxpr.org en Emerald Ash Borer Not Found on CNNF....Yet http://wxpr.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-not-found-cnnfyet <p></p><p>The recent discovery in Door county of the ash tree killing&nbsp; Emerald Ash Borer&nbsp; means the infestation is creeping closer to the Northwoods.</p><p><br />The bug has been found in 21 counties. At risk are the stands of ash trees in the national and state forests. The borer destroyed millions of trees in the eastern U.S. and Canada.</p><p><br />&nbsp;Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says the key concern remains bringing firewood into campsites from infested areas.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:47:44 +0000 Ken Krall 19637 at http://wxpr.org Emerald Ash Borer Not Found on CNNF....Yet Officials Warn Travelers Of EAB Risk http://wxpr.org/post/officials-warn-travelers-eab-risk <p>State agriculture officials want travelers to remember the risk of spreading emerald ash borer through firewood.&nbsp; Just in time for the start of the summer tourism season, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has declared it Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.&nbsp;</p><p>Spokesperson Donna Gilson says the beetles can travel a mile or two on their own.&nbsp; But humans have helped them spread much farther.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 23:49:38 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18555 at http://wxpr.org Officials Warn Travelers Of EAB Risk Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home http://wxpr.org/post/deer-hunters-leave-firewood-home <p>The “buy where you burn” principle still applies in hunting season. &nbsp;</p><p>The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding hunters not to haul firewood long distances when they head to their deer camps.&nbsp;</p><p>Department spokesperson Donna Gilson says doing so could introduce new pests to an area.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“There’s always that temptation to bring firewood with you because you’ve got some right in your backyard. IT’s never a good idea to haul firewood around the state.&nbsp; And in some cases it may actually be illegal to do so.”</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10645 at http://wxpr.org Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home To Slow Ash Borer's Spread, Buy Local Firewood http://wxpr.org/post/slow-ash-borers-spread-buy-local-firewood <p>Federal and state officials are reminding campers this holiday weekend to buy firewood close to your campsite.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the most recent discovery in Superior of the ash-tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, the insect has moved into the north. To slow the spread of the borer, officials have put a quarantine on firewood from areas away from the campsites.</span></p><p>Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Megan Healy explains...</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:24:31 +0000 Ken Krall 7238 at http://wxpr.org To Slow Ash Borer's Spread, Buy Local Firewood Emerald Ash Borer Forest Service Focus http://wxpr.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-forest-service-focus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Emerald Ash Borer has killed millions of ash trees in the eastern part of the United States and portions of Canada.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A forester says they are keeping vigilant to slow the spread of the invasive insect to this region's national forests.</span></p><p>Kathleen Atkinson...US Forest Service Regional Forester in Milwaukee...says the Forest Service is closely monitoring the spread of EAB....</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:22:00 +0000 Ken Krall 4323 at http://wxpr.org Emerald Ash Borer Forest Service Focus