Emerald Ash Borer Could Become Problem in Central Wisconsin

By: Ben Zblewski Email
By: Ben Zblewski Email

Some creepy crawlers could soon be making their way to the northwoods.

During the last year, the DNR put up more than 8,000 traps to try and determine where the Emerald Ash Borer had spread.

A local forestry expert says its only a matter of time before the bug starts attacking trees in our area.

He says the Emerald Ash Borer was not found in Central Wisconsin, but communities should still be on the lookout for them.

"Once trees get EAB and they try to take care of them when they're declining or dead, its costing a lot more money at that time rather than being proactive and taking care of the situation before it gets to their community," said Don Kissinger of the DNR.

He says a thinning canopy, new growth on the trunk, or bark chipped off by woodpeckers are all signs your ash tree has Emerald Ash Borer.

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