Monday, May 21, 2007

Pesky Beetle (Not Kookcinich) spreading through Ohio

In a bit of not so good news...

A pesty little bug is continuing its' destruction of Ohio's trees. The bug is not Dennis Kookcinich!

The Emerald Ash Borer, is continuing to slowly spread through the forests of Ohio. Already in 27 counties, the destructive beetle has now been verified to be in Franklin & Allen County.

From Ohio News Now --
State agriculture officials says a destructive beetle has been found in Franklin and Allen counties.

The state has issued a quarantine for the two counties to try to contain the emerald ash borer -- which has killed millions of ash trees in the Midwest.

The quarantine restricts moving infested trees and firewood.

The bug was found yesterday in Worthington and also in an infested tree at Ohio State University's Lima campus in Allen County.

27 Ohio counties have been affected by the insect. Officials believe the beetle was accidentally imported to Detroit from China in 2002.

Click here to learn more about invasive species and the Emerald Ash Borer.

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