Emerald Ash Borer State: Insect Fatal to Ash Trees Found in southwest Missouri By Associated Press • Dec 30, 2016 USDAgov / Flickr The Missouri Department of Conservation says a beetle that is fatal to ash trees has spread to southwest Missouri. Destructive Beetle Advancing in Missouri By Associated Press • May 26, 2015 Macroscopic Solutions / Flickr A green beetle blamed for destroying tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states is advancing in the St. Louis area. Statewide quarantine for ash wood products grows By Associated Press • Sep 30, 2013 USDAgov / Flickr The expansion of the tree-killing emerald ash borer into new areas means ash wood can now be transported freely within Missouri. Newscast for July 19, 2013 By Rehman Tungekar • Jul 19, 2013 Listen Listening... / 3:07 Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Emerald ash borer found in Perry County President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead Emerald ash borer found in Perry County By Associated Press • Jul 19, 2013 USDAgov / Flickr A quarantine of wood products from Perry County is likely, after the discovery of an insect that kills ash trees. Ash borer found in 2 more Missouri counties By Associated Press • Jun 21, 2013 USDAgov / Flickr The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found in two more southern Missouri counties, prompting the Missouri Department of Agriculture to place quarantines on the movement of ash wood products in those counties. Summer begins high risk period for invasive beetle species By Jacob McCleland • May 28, 2012 Wikipedia Conservation agents are urging Missourians to not transport firewood in its effort to control the emerald ash borer from spreading throughout the state.