Lewis County under state and federal quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer
January 9, 2020
Lewis County joins 62 other counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine after detection of the forest-devastating insect, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
The quarantine restricts the movement of firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber and other material that can spread EAB. The tree-killing beetle was recently found in Lewis County through the United States Department of Agriculture's EAB detection program.
"When EAB kills an ash tree, that dead tree can be hazardous to people and property," State Forester David Arnold said. "We encourage landowners and communities to inventory their ash tr...