Emerald Ash Borer

Missouri Department of Conservation

Do you like to camp? Are campfires a part of your plan? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds you to be safe and have fun this spring and summer, but please don’t move firewood. Otherwise, you may be inadvertently spreading an insect invader that’s wreaking havoc across the United States. In this week’s installment of Discover Nature, we recognize Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation says a beetle that is fatal to ash trees has spread to southwest Missouri. 

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A green beetle blamed for destroying tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states is advancing in the St. Louis area.

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The expansion of the tree-killing emerald ash borer into new areas means ash wood can now be transported freely within Missouri.

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

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A quarantine of wood products from Perry County is likely, after the discovery of an insect that kills ash trees.

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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.

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Conservation agents are urging Missourians to not transport firewood in its effort to control the emerald ash borer from spreading throughout the state.