Emerald ash borer is on tour in the Midwest this year, it would seem.
Wisconsin needs more badgers, less borers!
This week started off poorly in the world of invasive insects. It seems that the emerald ash borer has found its way to most corners of the Midwest, with Wisconsin as its latest stop. The evil EAB was found in a woodlot in Ozaukee County. With an infestation like this, it is hard to say right off the bat if it was from firewood, packing material, nursery stock, or something else. Regardless, it isn't a good situation.
From the WKOW story;
Wisconsin's 725 million ash trees are in danger of infestation from the emerald ash borer.
Got that? 725 MILLION trees in Wisconsin alone. Yikes.
For more info on this latest discovery, read http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8787739&nav=menu1362_2 or http://emeraldashborer.wi.gov/first_find.jsp.