County to explain EAB quarantine
In October, Oneida County was placed under a firewood quarantine in an attempt to control the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Quarantine can be a daunting term, but Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department is hosting a public informational session to give people the facts about this new issue.
The session will feature several professionals in the field, including Linda Williams and Don Kissinger from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, as well as Joel Eldridge from Tree Solutions, LLC, Antigo.
It’s a free workshop, and open to the public. The LWCD will teach participants what Emerald Ash Borers are, how they affect trees and most importantly what it means to be under quarantine.
The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James Williams School Auditorium in Rhinelander on Nov. 17.
There will also be a similar workshop specifically geared toward forest product industry professionals at Nicolet College on Nov. 10, 1 to 4 p.m..
The LWCD can be reached for information on the event at 715-369-7835.