Nichole Hannahs

Ash Borer found in Perry County

by Nichole Hannahs on June 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

The United State’s Department of Agriculture is expanding its Emerald Ash Borer quarantine to include Perry County.

The Ash Borer was located in an Ash Tree near State Route 668 at Township Road 133 within Wayne National Forest.

This is the counties first known infestation.

The quarantine helps slow the spread of the tree killing insect by prohibiting the movement of all hardwood firewood and Ash Tree materials. Since the Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in Ohio in 2003, the department has placed 68 counties under quarantine. Ash trees infested with the borer typically die within five years.