The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle from Asia that kills ash trees. Infested trees die rapidly and become very hazardous. The largest Emerald Ash Borer infestation in New York is now in our area.
Ulster and Greene County are under quarantine for EAB.
Movement of firewood and all ash wood is under regulation
Learn more from the NYSDEC, click here.
Know Your ASH
Identify the ash trees on your property. Note trees that pose a danger.
Develop A Plan
Consider removing and replacing large older trees in hazardous locations. Individual trees can be treated with a systemic insecticide applied by a certified applicator
Know The Signs Of EAB
Monitor your trees! Report To Cornell Cooperative Extension or (866) 640-0652
Here are eight things you can do to slow the spread of EAB and reduce ash mortality.
• Don’t Move Firewood! EAB can easily be transported in ash firewood. Don’t give EAB a free ride.
Educate yourself. Learn how to identify ash trees, how to identify EAB, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of EAB infestation.
• Volunteer to help with a community street tree inventory.
• Keep track of where EAB is now so you know when EAB has reached neighboring counties or communities.
• Spread the Word! Alert your community to the need for planning and preparation.
• Educate Others. Write letters to the editor, invite Cornell Cooperative Extension educators to speak about EAB to your club or group, or develop local EAB educational materials.
• Collect Ash Seeds for future ash trees. The USDA Forest Service National Seed Laboratory has information available on Ash Seed Collection. You can help preserve ash genetics by participating in this effort.
• Report Suspicious Sightings. Contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office for identification assistance, your regional New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forestry office, or the DEC Forest Health Information Line during business hours at (866) 640-0652.