Galesburg is urging residents to take a proactive approach now that the Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in the city.
Larry Cox, Director of Public Works, said property owners should determine whether they have any ash trees. If they do, the trees should be checked for signs of the destructive pest.
Macomb aldermen agreed to take steps designed to prevent an unwanted guest from making itself at home in the community.
The city will not allow campers to bring firewood in to Spring Lake Park unless it in shrink-wrapped bundles and certified by the USDA to be free of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Firewood that is not USDA certified would be confiscated and immediately burned.
City Forester Tim Howe said the EAB lays its eggs in firewood, and campers then help the destructive insect get around.