Some big changes could be coming to the Northeastern Minnesota logging and lumber businesses, bringing new challenges for one of the region’s biggest industries.The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is set to initiate a quarantine on wood harvested in Lake and Cook counties next spring in an effort to stop the nationwide spread of the invasive gypsy moth, putting in place strict regulations on the transportation of wood from the two counties.
Judy Gibbs trains people to look for signs of invading tree pests like gypsy moths, but she hoped she’d never have to use those skills firsthand.
On Thursday in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood, Gibbs found Minnesota’s first confirmed gypsy moth caterpillar.
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