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Va. expands emerald ash borer quarantine

Saturday - 6/23/2012, 8:14am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Six localities have been added to Virginia's emerald ash borer quarantine.

Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Matthew J. Lohr says the destructive beetle has been detected in or near Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Pittsylvania counties and in Danville.

Lohr said Friday that movement of ash trees, untreated ash lumber products and hardwood firewood is prohibited outside the quarantined area.

Other localities previously quarantined are Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

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