Wood Quarantine Remains In Effect

It is prime season for fall campfires and backyard fire pits. When traveling to area campsites, please do not transport any wood out of the Tate Township quarantine area.  All of the township still remains under quarantine because of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), first discovered in this area in June, 2011.  Please note the wood disposal address listed below (in red).

There are 56.5 regulated square miles located in Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships).

The September 2, 2021 ALB report listed these facts:

Infested Trees: 21,487

21,402 – Tate Township
48 – Monroe Township
3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 113,084

21,236 Infested
21,151 – Tate Township
48 – Monroe Township
3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
34 – East Fork Recreation Area

91,848 High-risk Hosts
74,335 – Tate Township
1,138 – Monroe Township
0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township
16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,780,727
Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff continues to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements. To report suspicious activity, please call 513-381-7180. Infested trees are removed throughout the year, as they are detected.

The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open for business: Mon. through Fri. from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Wood chips are available for residents from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the first Sat. of every month

Link to ALB Quarantine Page

MAP of the quarantine area: ALB_ohio_quarantine

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