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Emerald Ash Borer

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) has determined that the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been found in Davidson County. TDA recommends that citizens follow these simple guidelines:

  • Leave firewood at home. Don't transport firewood, even within the state.
  • Use firewood from local sources near where you're going to burn it, or purchase firewood that is certified to be free of pests (it will say so on the label included with the packaging).
  • If you have moved firewood, burn all of it before leaving your campsite.
  • Watch for signs of infestation in your ash trees. If you suspect your ash tree could be infested with the Emerald Ash Borer, visit the Tennessee Department of Agriculture's website for a symptoms checklist and report form or call TDA’s Consumer and Industry Services Division at 1-800-628-2631.

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