It will provide the opportunity for early detection of the Emerald Ash Borer.
It will allow USDA to survey the quarantine area to see if the Emerald Ash Borer has spread.
It will eradicate the Emerald Ash Borer before it spreads outside the quarantine area.
It will restrict movement of host material that originates from the quarantine area.
It will give scientists time to develop solutions to combat the Emerald Ash Borer.
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio
Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
Michigan, Indiana and Illinois
The possibility of spreading the pest in unprocessed host material poses a significant risk.
The pest cannot distinguish between oak, hickory and maple trees.
Without the quarantine, it will take 25 years to eradicate the pest.
Without the quarantine, the cost of eradicating the pest will jump from $100 million to $7 billion in 25 years.
The pest will kill $7 billion worth of ash trees without it
Uncomposted ash logs and branches
Composted ash logs and branches
Ash nursery stock
American elm logs
Ash, oak, maple and hickory stumps
Research to eradicate the pest.
Removal and replacement of dead and dying ash trees.
Loss of hardwood stock.
Loss of residential landscaping.
Reforestation of lost stock.
The pest is spreading from state to state.
The pest invades the ash tree and kills it.
The pest is not native to the quarantine area.
The pest is multiplying rapidly.
The pest can be found throughout the entire quarantine area.
Improper processing of ash trees.
Composting infested materials.
In tree nurseries.
By moving infested wood from place to place.
The Emerald Ash Borer is native to the Lower Peninsula.
The Lower Peninsula has a lot of ash trees.
The Lower Peninsula is geographically large.
Michigan residents often travel to Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
Michigan has not done enough to control the spread of the pest.