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.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.