Madison considers special fees to cover ash borer costs

Group created to urges council to move forward with fee to fund the Forestry Division

The city of Madison will need an extra $2 million to cover the costs of fighting emerald ash borer in the city, and the city council is trying to figure out how to pay for it.

Emerald ash borer found in Madison

Mayor Paul Soglin says the emerald ash borer insect has been found in Madison, and he plans to hold a press conference Tuesday to explain the details.

DNR: Don't disturb emerald ash borer boxes

Purple boxes hanging in trees

Federal, state and local officials overseeing Wisconsin's efforts to deal with the emerald ash borer will set the purple boxes as traps for the ash tree-killing insect.