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Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

Aug 8, 2014

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

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WIU Office of University Relations

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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.