NEW YORK -- To help prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, the New York State Department of Agriculture has expanded a quarantine on ash wood.
The invasive bug was originally discovered in Michigan in 2002. Since then it has spread east and destroyed tens of millions of trees.
In the past, the state banned moving untreated firewood across state lines as well as moving it more than 50 miles. They also implemented local quarantines.
As of Wednesday, those local quarantines have been replaced with a single ban covering all or parts of 42 counties.
Not included in the ban is much of the North Country, Rockland and Westchester counties, and Long Island.
For more information about the emerald ash borer and the quarantine, visit Department of Agriculture & Markets.