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More samples to search for emerald ash borer


MADISON (WKOW) -- City crews continue to check samples of trees near Warner Park, after the invasive emerald ash borer was discovered in the area.

Dane County was quarantined last week, meaning some wood products are not allowed to leave the county.

Checking tree samples will determine if the pest is spreading in Madison.  

Laura Whitmore with Madison Parks says, "What we're doing is going to different parks, different street areas to see if we can find that sort of epicenter so that we can start the next step of the plan. It's removing diseased trees, trees that are unhealthy and then later on this spring we can start treating."

Last week, the city announced emerald ash borer was found in a tree being removed from private property near Warner Park.

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