September 27, 2013

The Director of Agriculture, upon the recommendation of the State Entomologist, announced today that the state quarantine regulating the movement of ash wood products has been expanded to include all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis. The change follows findings of Emerald Ash Borers in new, disparate locations during the annual summer survey.

Under Missouri’s expanded quarantine, producers, nursery operations and other horticulture and forestry businesses may transport ash wood and wood products throughout Missouri. Consumers may also move ash throughout the state for their personal use. However, individuals transporting products across state lines must continue to contact USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine to ensure compliance with existing federal quarantines.

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