Emergency Quarantine Order Issued for Invasive Emerald Ash Borer
January 20, 2021
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued an emergency quarantine order to protect against the introduction and spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive wood-boring beetle that has already killed millions of ash trees in North America. The order was motivated by the removal of federal domestic quarantine regulations by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS).
“It is important that we remain vigilant and do everything in our power to make sure that the emerald ash borer doesn’t find a w...