The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says it will soon place a quarantine on Trempealeau County after the emerald ash borer was confirmed to have been found in Parrot State Park.
The department said a single emerald ash borer was captured in a trap in Parrot State Park and confirmed on Wednesday. The quarantine will affect businesses that use certain ash products. For most people the quarantine means that hardwood firewood, regardless of tree species cannot leave the quarentined area.
Both Winona and Houston counties remain under a quarantine after the emerald ash borer was found in both counties previously. It's been confirmed in 12 other Wisconsin counties that also include La Crosse, and Vernon Counties.
Visitors to Parrot State Park are reminded that firewood brought to the park must come from within 25 miles of the park.