Turning Archive 2008
GaryG in MD
>A quarantine in northern Virginia to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer is now permanent. The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services extended the previously temporary quarantine earlier this month.
The quarantine was imposed after the EAB was found in Fairfax County in July. The metallic green beetle feeds on the layer of wood just beneath the bark of the ash tree, cutting off water and nutrients.
The order prohibits the movement of ash trees, untreated ash lumber products, and hardwood firewood outside the quarantined area. The area includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.