Marion County under Emerald Ash Borer quarantine
Kimball, Tenn. (WDEF) – As you get ready to go camping this summer, keep an eye on where you get your firewood.
Officials just detected the Emerald Ash Borer beetle in the Kimball area of Marion County.
That prompted a county-wide quarantine prohibiting the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.
This beetle can kill an ash tree within three years of the initial infestation.
The insects are transported mainly by humans through infected ash nursery stock, firewood, unprocessed saw logs, and other ash products.