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Emerald ash borer can't be stopped in Catskills

Jun 07, 2015 12:03 am
[caption width="480" align="alignleft"] From Ulster County Department of the Environment via Watershed Post.[/caption]Laney Salisbury in The Watershed Post writes a long story about the impact of the emerald ash borer and how it is killing thousands of trees and impacting the budgets of homeowners and state agencies. “Any ash tree that is untreated will die from emerald ash borer at some point in time,” said Cornell University Forest Entomologist Mark Whitmore. “The emerald ash borer can’t be eradicated,” DEC Regional Forester Jeff Wiegert said at a May 27 meeting of the Ulster County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force. “We can only try to slow the spread.” Towns in the area are already spending thousands removing dead trees and treating live ones to hold off the bugs temporarily. Read the full story in The Watershed Post.
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