The Missouri Department of Agriculture is enacting a state exterior quarantine to help protect the Black Walnut trees from the Thousand Cankers Disease.
Missouri Director of Agriculture John Hagler says there are easy ways to see if your walnut tree has the disease
The state’s quarantine program is requiring all states that have been known to have the twig beetle to not ship their wood through Missouri. From big business to individuals, anyone trying to ship wood from an affected state will be stopped. Hagler explains where these states are located that are presently affected
Hagler say’s that we do not need to bring in firewood or any wood for that matter from other states and we should be focused on using the natural resources we have in our state in an effort to keep these beetles from destroying our woods. One state that is infected close by is the state of Tennessee. However, if you notice your tree’s having issues as he described that you need to contact their office immediately
Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois have also adapted Missouri’s quarantine.