Wood Quarantine Coming as Destructive Beetle Found in Arboretum

Adult Emerald Ash Borer

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/emerald-ash-borer/about/

Adult Emerald Ash Borer

The state is crafting a new ban on moving wood in Suffolk County after officials confirmed finding an Emerald Ash Borer at the Arnold Arboretum.

Ken Gooch of the Department of Conservation and Recreation told New England Public Radio that people should “buy local, burn local,” when it comes to firewood.

The Emerald Ash Borer is an efficient killer of trees. The confirmation of the pest being in the Arboretum makes Suffolk County the third Bay State county known to harbor the insect, according to the Milford Daily News.

Jamaica Plain recently came out from under a ban on moving wood after officials declared victory over the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

For more on the Emerald Ash Borer, including what to do if you find one or evidence of one, visit this page.