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News and Research: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Detected in Four More Counties

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Detected in Four More Counties

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emerald ash borerThis invasive insect that kills ash trees, has been detected in Fulton, Hancock, Lake, and Marshall counties.

State entomologist Phil Marshall has recommended that movement of regulated ash material and hardwood firewood within these counties be limited to reduce further spread of the insect.

These counties will be part of a new quarantine approach in which the northern half of Indiana, bordered on the southern edge by Benton, Tippecanoe, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Madison, Delaware, and Randolph counties, will be considered "generally infested." Movement of regulated ash items within the generally infested area is no longer restricted. To move regulated materials outside of this generally infested area, a compliance agreement must be obtained from the Indiana DNR.

To view quarantined areas and EAB sightings in Indiana, see http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/5349.htm. For more information on EAB, or to report an infestation, visit www.eabindiana.info or call Indiana DNR's toll-free hotline at 1-866-NO EXOTIC (663-9684). To view the EAB Rule and EAB quarantine declaration visit: http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/3443.htm.

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Created at 9/5/2012 1:31 PM by Venable, Jacob R
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