(12/17/2012)
The invasive Emerald Ash Boer, first discovered in Calhoun County WV in 2010, has killed millions of ash trees in North America, and has now been detected in 24 West Virginia counties.

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has added seven counties to the list of localities that have an infestation, Mercer, Ritchie, Braxton, Hampshire, Mineral, Lewis and Lincoln counties.

Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass says the invasive insect can hitch a ride on firewood moved from one area to another.

See related stories SAY GOODBYE TO THE WHITE ASH TREE - Death Knell By Ash Borer

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CALHOUN, WIRT, GILMER, ROANE HAS INVASIVE EMERALD ASH BORER

EMERALD ASH BORERS FOUND IN CALHOUN COUNTY PARK - State's Ash Trees Dying

ASH TREES BEWARE, HERE COMES THE EMERALD BORER

PURPLE BOXES AND THE EMERALD ASH BORER


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