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EAB traps come to town

Photo of insect by David Cappaert


The survey will help to identify populations in preparation for management activities as well as to let citizens know when EAB has reached their communities. The survey activities started May 16 and will continue through the end of August. Both states have conducted ongoing public information campaigns in hopes of slowing the spread by raising awareness so people can spot infestations early, and to encourage people not to transport firewood.

Woodlot owners with ash trees are urged to stop and learn more before taking action. “The potential threat of EAB is real; however, acting without understanding the specific threat to your trees, regulations and quarantines, and your options, could cause the unnecessary loss of treasured shade trees, or loss of substantial income from your woodlot,” specifies the DEC on its website.

Visit www.PurpleEABSurvey.info or www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html for more information.