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Marathon County Under Quarantine After Emerald Ash Borer Found at Rib Mountain

The emerald ash borer was recently discovered in Marathon County and now the county is under quarantine. The emerald ash borer is a beetle known for destroying massive amounts of trees across the Midwest. The Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer Program includes The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Department of Natural Resources, UW-Madison, UW-Extension, USDA Forest Service, ... Read More »

An Update on Emerald Ash Borer Damage Prevention Efforts

Around campus many students might have seen trees with tape around them signifying a specific ash tree is infected with the emerald ash borer insect. The emerald ash borer, while small can make a huge impact. At about half inch long, smaller than an American penny this metallic green beetle has the power to possibly take down entire forests of ash ... Read More »

Positive Outcome of Emerald Ash Borer

Originally discovered in Detroit, the emerald ash borer beetle was first found in the Stevens Point area in 2002. “It’s a big deal now, it was a big deal in 2002. We just know more,” said Rich Hauer, professor of urban forestry. Essentially, anyone can identify emerald ash borer. The key identifying items to look for are woodpecker holes, lightly colored ... Read More »

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Stevens Point

The City of Stevens Point has some new residents; emerald ash borer beetles have moved in. The beetle’s presence was confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture on Apr. 6 after a homeowner called in heavy woodpecker activity on a tree. The tree showed scarring beneath the bark caused by the beetle larvae. Ash borers are a little smaller than ... Read More »