Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Kosciusko County

By Peter Ambrose

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Kosciusko County

June 18, 2010 Updated Jul 22, 2008 at 6:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources has found the emerald ash borer in northern Indiana's Kosciusko County.

The DNR says the ash borer was found near Warsaw in Plain
Township, prompting a quarantine banning ash tree products from
being taken out of the county.

Kosciusko is the 18th Indiana county where emerald ash borers
have been confirmed. Others are Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Hamilton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marion, Noble, Porter, Randolph, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley.

The department placed traps around the state and baited them with an oil that attracts the tree-killing insects.

Large infestations have killed millions of ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana since the borer was first found in the United States in 2002.

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