The emerald ash borer is taking over the Buckeye State and has a presence in every single county.
It’s known as a devastating inspect that can kill a healthy, mature ash tree in as little as a year. Many communities across the state are now facing an obstacle of what to do with these dead trees.
So, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is announcing that 61 counties in the state qualify for nearly $600,000 in federal funding, including Muskingum and surrounding counties. The money will be divvied and used to remove and replace these ash trees.
The emerald ash borer first was spotted in northwest Ohio back in 2003.