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Ash borers found in Beloit

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Frank Schultz
April 25, 2013

BELOIT – The ash-tree killing emerald ash borer has been found in Beloit for the first time.

State officials confirmed the infestation on Wednesday, according to a city of Beloit news release.

City Forestry Operations Supervisor Mike Ferger said the infested tree was located on LaSalle Street and was identified by the city’s forestry crew during a scheduled removal of the tree.

Emerald Ash Borer was discovered last year in Rock County, in Janesville and Clinton. The county is under a quarantine that forbids the transportation of firewood and certain other products out of the county.

Also under quarantine are Brown, Crawford, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.

For emerald ash borer information, click here.

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