Emerald ash borer has migrated to far northern Wisconsin.
Click here for more info from the Milwaukee JournalThe highly destructive bug has been found in Superior — the most northern location to date in Wisconsin for the invasive bug, state officials said Thursday.
Emerald ash borer has been responsible for the death of tens of millions of trees in the eastern United States and Canada.
The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said a quarantine prohibiting ash products and hardwood firewood from leaving Douglas County has been put into effect.
"While it's disappointing to have found EAB in a new location so far from other infestations, and in close proximity to our north woods, it is not surprising, given the ease with which this pest can hitchhike with the help of humans," Brian Kuhn, director of the bureau of plant industry at the state agriculture department, said in a statement.