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The City Will Continue Its Efforts To Deter Damage
7:29 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

Credit emeraldashborer.info

So far, nearly 150 trees have been removed throughout the city of Burlington because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Arbor Day
1:19 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Trees Add Financial Value To WIU campus

Paul Blome of WIU says trees on campus provide a value of more than $800,000
WIU Office of University Relations

A Western Illinois University professor is putting a monetary value on the trees around campus.  

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Firewood Restriction
10:21 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Macomb Tries To Halt Emerald Ash Borer

An Emerald Ash Borer
photo from US Forest Service

Macomb aldermen agreed to take steps designed to prevent an unwanted guest from making itself at home in the community.

The city will not allow campers to bring firewood in to Spring Lake Park unless it in shrink-wrapped bundles and certified by the USDA to be free of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Firewood that is not USDA certified would be confiscated and immediately burned.

City Forester Tim Howe said the EAB lays its eggs in firewood, and campers then help the destructive insect get around.

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