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Walnut Trees to be Quarantined

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- State agriculture officials are trying to keep a deadly walnut tree disease from spreading.

Butler County will be subject to a first-ever quarantine to keep Thousand Cankers Disease from spreading.  The quarantine, which goes into effect on Thursday, prohibits moving live walnut trees, lumber and wood out of the county.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture first confirmed the presence of Thousand Cankers Disease in Butler County walnut trees in August. 

That came after the discovery of the insects known to carry the fungus, walnut twig beetles, in late 2012 and again in June.




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