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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Beaver Island remains under an Emerald Ash Borer quarantine along with Isle Royale and Charity Island. "Don't Move Firewood" signage is at all points of entry and under the watchful eye of the Beaver Island Boat Company and the island airlines. The biggest threat to the introduction of EAB is from firewood being transported to the island. Emerald Ash Borers are native to Asia and are so aggressive that ash trees die within 2-3 years after they become infected. Millions of ash trees are being lost in the US and Canada. Ash trees provide an excellent source for wood products and food for wildlife; it is also a plant of cultural significance to Native Americans for their baskets.

EAB traps and lures have arrived from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. This week, Beaver Island Association volunteers will be working with the Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (MDARD) to once again place Emerald Ash Borer traps in strategic monitoring locations around the island. The large purple triangles with lures will be placed on ash trees and remain until August. With technical and entomological services provided by the MDARD for the past 8 years, no EAB has been detected on Beaver Island. Thanks everyone for your observations and care of our forests.

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