The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (“PDA”) announced that previous Emerald Ash Borer (“EAB”) Orders of Quarantines will be repealed on April 15, 2011. EAB is an invasive species of beetle that originated in Asia and was detected in the United States in 2002. EAB is responsible for the destruction of more than forty million ash trees in the United States and poses a continuing threat to the species of tree. The previous EAB quarantines did not prevent EAB from spreading and PDA felt that the restrictions imposed by the EAB quarantines no longer served a productive purpose. For more on PDA’s repeal of EAB quarantines please visit The Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Written by Jay Angle, Research Assistant