Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

It has been determined that the destructive insect pest known as the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), an exotic invasive plant pest that is established in several other states, has been found in Alabama. This insect can be highly destructive to Alabama’s ash trees (Fraxinus species) and ash nursery stock. Therefore, it is in the best interest of Alabama’s citizens, agriculture, and silviculture that this quarantine be established to limit the pest’s human-assisted spread within the state.

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Boxwood Blight in Alabama

Boxwood blight is a new and devastating leaf blight and shoot dieback of boxwood that is particularly destructive on American Buxus sempervirens) and English boxwoods B. sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’) as well as related hybrid boxwoods.

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