Pierre City Commission Gets Update On Emerald Ash Borer

The recent news that the Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in South Dakota prompted an update from officials to the Pierre City Commission Tuesday night. Park and Recreation Director Tom Farnsworth says a response plan was established about five years ago…

Arbor Board Chairman Ron Schreiner says they want the Commission to be aware that a threat is coming…

Rachel Ormseth is a Community Forester with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. She says Pierre’s plan is well thought out…

Emerald Ash Borer was recently discovered in the Sioux Falls area where a portion of that city has been under quarantine. The bug does not fly and is generally transported through mobile transport of infected wood.