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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

The Emerald Ash Borer is a forest pest that feeds solely on ash trees. This pest has been detected in several counties in New York and is causing severe damage, costing us the health of our forest ecosystems. Communities are left to foot the bill of removing hundreds of dying trees. This metallic green beetle can't be stopped, but CRISP is doing everything possible to help slow the spread and help communities to prepare. 

 Visit NYIS.info's EAB webpage for information on forest pests including EAB, signs and symptoms of infestation, up to date population maps, and help with planning how to manage your ash.

 Learn how to identify the emerald ash borer and ash trees, as well as to monitor for new infestations and look for the EAB.

Check out our You Tube video on releasing biocontrol for EAB!

 

Information For Home Owners

 

Have ash trees on your property?

Ash trees can begin to fall as soon as two seasons after they become infested with Emerald Ash Borer. To decide whether it is in your best interest to begin treating your trees before they become infested, check out the information below.

EAB/Ash Treatment Map- This document provided by Cornell shows insecticide treatment zones in NY and shows areas in which treatment is recommended.

Tree-äge is the only pesticide recommended for use on ash trees in an area that is already infested with EAB.   

For more help, homeowners can check out our list of Emerald Ash Borer: Useful Links and Contacts.

 

Community Support 

Hold an Ash Tree Tagging event 

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As a community you can consider doing an ash tagging event to raise awareness about the emerald ash borer and the ash in your town!


Click here to see a copy of the ash tag and e-mail us at mmarquand@catskillcenter.org if you want some free plastic copies of the yellow ash tag and the purple ribbon to attach it!  

 

 

 

Click here to see more of our Community Support Initiatives! 

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EAB-Related Research

EAB Water Quality Project: Baseline Report- Walter, M. Todd et al. (2012).

Macroinvertebrates & Organic Matter Appendix- Walter, M. Todd et al. (2012).

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