Emerald Ash Borer Puts Wisconsin Deer Hunters on High Alert

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The Wisconsin DNR is reminding deer hunters to beware of ash trees as the support for their deer stands this season due to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) as infested trees are “susceptible to branch and stem breakage”.

“Dead and dying ash trees are structurally weaker than healthy trees, so they are not safe places to put deer stands,” said Bill McNee, DNR Forest Health Specialist. “In many cases, it can be hard to tell if a tree has been infested by emerald ash borer, so hunters should place deer stands in other types of trees instead.”

Information about how to spot an ash tree in a Northern hardwood forest environment, a primer with photos is available here: Link

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