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Environmental officials aim to slow spread of Emerald Ash Borer

Firewood transportation is a concern to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  DEEP says that could spread the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Long Horn Beetle.  Forester Chris Martin says the statewide policy is for people not to travel long distances with firewood, but to purchase it at the park campgrounds themselves or local vendors.


While the Emerald Ash Borer is already in Connecticut, Martin says they want to keep the Asian Long Horn Beetle out of the state.  It's been found in New York and Massachusetts.


Martin says the Emerald Ash Borer has resulted in many dead ash trees, especially in Western Connecticut.