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- July 23, 2014. STATE TAKES ACTION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF EMERALD ASH BORER ON FIREWOOD IN ULSTER COUNTY more »
- June 26, 2014. The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Invades Western New York more »
- June 13, 2013. Officials declare success over Asian longhorned beetle more »
- May 10, 2013. "EA Village Considers Tree Matters" - Local news article from East Aurora, NY more »
- May 10, 2013. 2014 U.S. Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program more »
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.