Marion and Delaware counties have been quarantined to prohibit movement of firewood and ash tree material
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The emerald ash borer, an ash tree-killing insect from Asia, has been discovered in Marion and Delaware counties.
Officials have quarantined both counties to halt the movement of ash tree material and all hardwood firewood, which could harbor the pest.
Routine detection. Officials discovered an infested ash tree in the city of Marion, near the intersection of state Routes 23 and 95. Emerald ash borer surveyors made the discovery while doing routine detection work in the area.
Surveyors also discovered the destructive pest in the city of Delaware after city officials reported signs of the insect on an ash tree in a local woodlot.