Ohio's Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture are trying to stop the spread of 2 invasive insects that are killing various species of trees, the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer
Asian Longhorned Beetle is an insect that kills various species of hardwood trees • The beetles have been discovered in Clermont County • A quarantine has been issued for East Fork State Park, and we are asking that visitors not remove firewood from either East Fork or Stonelick state parks • You can find more information about the Asian Longhorned Beetle from the ODNR Division of Forestry, the US Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, or BeetleBusters.info
Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that kills ash trees • Following recent confirmations of emerald ash borer in Wayne National Forest, and taking into account the infestations in surrounding states, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has expanded the state's emerald ash borer quarantine to include all 88 counties
The quarantine stipulates that ash materials and hardwood firewood cannot be taken from a quarantined area into a non-quarantined area • Despite the fact that quarantining the whole state will allow for ease of movement of ash materials and hardwood firewood, it is recommended that Ohioans continue to exercise caution when moving these materials
The federal quarantine, enforced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, remains in effect • This quarantine makes it illegal to transport ash trees, parts of ash trees and all hardwood firewood out of the state of Ohio
Make your promise to not move firewood!