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Status of EAB quarantine formalized; long-term restrictions in place

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Minnesota agriculture officials have modified the state quarantine issued in Hennepin, Ramsey and Houston counties designed to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) tree pest. A temporary emergency quarantine was established in June when EAB was discovered in or near these counties.

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Officials have now formalized the quarantine as it became necessary to implement long-term restrictions on the movement of firewood, ash trees, and ash tree products out of these counties.

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