City prepares for emerald ash borer infestation

When it comes to Racine’s ash trees, 2 ounces of prevention is worth at least two years of cure.
Private arborists spent six hours in Racine on Wednesday injecting dozens of ash trees with TREE-äge, an insecticide that kills a beetle called the emerald ash borer, or EAB, for up to two years. The beetle, which has already infested Milwaukee and Kenosha counties, kills ash trees by eating them from the inside out, according to Racine City Forester Matt Koepnick.

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