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Tests find no evidence of emerald ash borer in Cook County forests

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

 The United States Department of Agriculture set up a collection of purple prism-shaped traps in Cook County last summer and early fall as part of a study to find out if emerald ash borer has arrived in the local forests. 

In some great news for the local forests, the latest round of sampling found no confirmed cases of emerald ash borer in Cook County. By comparison, in the past two years there have been confirmed cases of the invasive insect in both Duluth and Thunder Bay.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with Erin Stiers, USDA State Plant Health Director in Minnesota, about the testing done for EAB last fall.