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Emerald Ash Bore Beetle

KENOSHA — The emerald ash borer beetle has been confirmed for the first time on state-owned lands.

Beetles were captured in two survey traps at the Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha County. Infested trees were also discovered on the property.

Visitors to the Bong Recreation Area will no longer be allowed to remove firewood from the property.

The tree-killing emerald ash borer has now been discovered in 12 Wisconsin counties: Brown, Crawford, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Vernon, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

For more information on the emerald ash borer, CLICK HERE.

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