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  • July 23, 2014. STATE TAKES ACTION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF EMERALD ASH BORER ON FIREWOOD IN ULSTER COUNTY more »
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EAB FACTOIDS

Less than 5% of New York's Forests are Infested with EAB. Plan Now.

The Emerald Ash Borer puts all of New York's 900 MILLION ash trees at risk.

Black and Green Ash are keystone species in wetland ecosystems- their loss could mean the loss of a whole ecosystem.

In New York State's hardwood forests 1 in every 10 trees is an ash.

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)
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Hello Emerald Ash Borer.
Goodbye Ash Trees.

The Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), commonly referred to as "EAB", is an invasive wood-boring beetle. Native to Asia, the beetle's first North American populations were confirmed in the summer of 2002 in southeast Michigan and in Windsor, Ontario. EAB was likely introduced to the area in the mid-1990's in ash wood used for shipping pallets and packing materials in cargo ships or shipping containers. Emerald Ash Borers feed on and eventually kill all native ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Slowing their spread is imperative. more



Check out this video on EAB infestation in our area.