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SEP 14, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wis. wood quarantine could cause problems in Minn.

The quarantine prevents the moving of firewood out of Wisconsin's Douglas County, but it also kept the region's timber industry from transporting unprocessed ash trees through the end of the month, Minnesota Public Radio reported (http://bit.ly/17X5S19 ). Mill manager Gary Erickson said things are manageable under the current quarantine, but circumstances could worsen if the quarantine area is expanded. Sappi already buys wood from several Wisconsin counties that are under quarantine for gypsy moths, another invasive pest. Officials suspect the emerald ash borer hitched a ride to Superior ... Read More

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