Invasive species on the way towards Tri-States
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:05:14 GMT —
An invasive species is making its way towards the Tri-States.
The Emerald Ash Borer has taken over thousands of ash trees in the upper Midwest.
An arborist gave a presentation on that very subject Monday night in the Quincy council chambers.
Jeff Palmer discussed some steps residents and cities can take to prevent an infestation.
The Chicago and Bloomington/Normal areas are losing many trees to this tiny insect, and it was found in Kansas City just this past year.
"It was on a private property," Arborjet arborist Jeff Palmer said. "When they did some canvassing, they found a very substantial infestation."
The number one way of spreading the invasive species is by transporting firewood.