Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Hickman, Dickson Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer


August 20, 2020

Two additional Tennessee counties have been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after the beetle was detected earlier this month.

Hickman and Dickson Counties join 63 other counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine. The quarantine prohibits the movement of firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber, and other material that can spread EAB. The tree-killing beetle was recently intercepted through the United States Department of Agriculture’s EAB detection program.

“Firewood is especially troublesome to spreading EAB,” State Forester David Arnold said. . Outdoor enthusiasts haul...

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