Asian Longhorned Beetle
In June 2011, the Asian Longhorned Beetle was discovered in Tate Township in Clermont County. This invasive beetle has no known
natural predators and poses a threat to Ohio’s hardwood forests (more than $2.5 billion in standing maple timber) and the state’s
$5 billion nursery industry which employs nearly 240,000 people.
To keep this tree-killing pest from spreading across Ohio, restricted areas are now in effect for Tate Township and parts of Batavia,
Monroe and Stonelick Townships in Clermont County, as well as for East Fork State Park.
It is illegal to remove the following items from either area:
(A) Firewood, stumps, roots, branches, debris and other material living, dead, cut, or fallen from all hardwood species; and green
lumber, nursery stock and logs of the following genera: Acer (maple), Aesculus (horse chestnut), Albizia (mimosa), Betula (birch),
Celtis (hackberry), Cercidiphyllum (katsura), Fraxinus (ash), Koelteria (golden raintree), Platanus (sycamore), Populus (poplar),
Salix (willow), Sorbus (mountain ash), and Ulmus (elm).
(B) Any other article, product, or means of conveyance not covered by paragraph (a) of this section if the director determines that
it presents a risk of spreading Asian longhorned beetle. 901:5-57-04 Conditions of movement.
Ohio is the fifth state to find Asian Longhorned Beetles. The pest was successfully eradicated in Illinois and parts of New Jersey,
and it is currently being controlled in New York and Massachusetts. With the help of local citizens reporting known infestations it
can be controlled in Ohio as well. Potential infestations are encouraged to be reported to 855-252-6450.
- Officials Support Eradication Plans for East Fork Wildlife Area (ODA) (September 16, 2013)
- Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program in Clermont County, Ohio Revised Environmental Assessment, January 2013
- Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program in Clermont County, Ohio, Environmental Assessment, May 2012
- Officials Announce Additional Funding to Assist with Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation in Clermont County (ODA) (September 4, 2012)
- Batavia and Stonelick Township Parcels in the Quarantine (ODA) (August 24, 2012)
- ODA Announces Expanded Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantinee(USDA-APHIS) (August 23, 2012)
- Quarantine Map (ODA) (August 21, 2012)
- USDA Continues Efforts to Eradicate Asian Longhorned Beetle in Ohio with Removal of Infested Trees (USDA-APHIS) (January 5, 2012)
- ODA Announces Expanded Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantine (ODA) (Sept. 9,2011)
- Monroe Twp. Parcels in the Quarantine
- USDA Urges Residents to be on Lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA-APHIS) (June 29, 2011)
- Clermont Homeowners Asked to Check Trees for Signs of Destructive Beetle (Clermont Board of County Commissioners) (June 22, 2011)
- Kasich Signs Executive Order to Help Prevent Spread of Asian Longhorned Beetle (Governor's Office) (June 20, 2011)
- Federal and State Officials Announce Tree Survey Efforts in Ohio Due to the Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA-APHIS and ODA) (June 17, 2011)
- Factsheet (ODA) (June 17, 2011)
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