Emerald Ash Borer Found in Racine

7/30/11 – For the first time the invasive and destructive emerald ash borer has been found in Racine County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture confirms eight beetles were found in traps in the northern part of the county last Tuesday. Tests confirmed the tiny green beetles were emerald ash borers. The insects have killed millions of ash trees in a dozen states and two Canadian provinces. They’ve been found in eight Wisconsin counties since August 2008.