State Forester: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In South Dakota

State Forester: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In South Dakota

May 9, 2018
SDPB Radio

State agriculture officials have confirmed the first infestation of the emerald ash borer in South Dakota. They say the affected tree is in northern Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State Forester Greg Josten  says it's an invasive species that native ash trees have no defense against. He says an emergency quarantine area begins immediately for all of Minnehaha County, northern Lincoln County, and northeastern Turner County.

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