Emerald ash borers found in Edgerton

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Jake Magee
August 30, 2015

EDGERTON—The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has confirmed the presence of invasive emerald ash borers in Edgerton's ash trees, according to a news release.

The insects bore into ash trees and strip them of nutrients until the trees die. Woodpeckers remove bark looking for the larvae, and dying ash trees start losing bark from top to bottom, according to a previous Gazette article.

The borers were discovered in Edgerton about two weeks ago. The last Rock County municipality to confirm the presence of the destructive insects was Milton in February.

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