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Va. Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Statewide

By: (AP) Email
By: (AP) Email

July 27, 2012

Virginia has expanded its quarantine for the emerald ash borer statewide.

Under the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services quarantine, live ash and lumber ash-related articles as well as hardwood firewood are no longer subject to localized movement in certain parts of the state.

The expansion has occurred because the highly destructive beetle most recently has been discovered in Buchanan, Caroline, Giles, Hanover, Lee, Prince Edward, Stafford and Warren counties. It already has been discovered in numerous other localities.

The larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, ultimately causing the tree to fail to take in water and nutrients. Federal officials think the insect likely arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia.


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