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Campers Reminded To Burn Local Wood To Prevent Spread Of Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 6:21 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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The unofficial beginning of summer is right around the corner, which means campfires and nights outside for many. Last spring, reports that the Emerald Ash Borer had arrived in Iowa surfaced. In an effort to contain the spread of the insect, the USDA has launched a “Promise not to move firewood” campaign intended to encourage people to use only locally cut firewood. Chad Rowson, Ranger at Elk Rock State Park says there are regulations in place that require harvest location and county of origin to be listed are an attempt to slow the spread of EAB, which has been largely restricted to Allamackee county in northeastern Iowa.