Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Emerald Ash Borer    

If you have ash trees, stop and learn more before you act.

The potential threat of emerald ash borer (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.

This Asian beetle infests and kills North American ash species (Fraxinus sp.) including green, white, black and blue ash. Thus, all native ash trees are susceptible. Adult beetles leave distinctive D-shaped exit holes in the outer bark of the branches and the trunk. Adults are roughly 3/8 to 5/8 inch long with metallic green wing covers and a coppery red or purple abdomen. They may be present from late May through early September but are most common in June and July. Signs of infection include tree canopy dieback, yellowing, and browning of leaves.

Most trees die within 2 to 4 years of becoming infested. The emerald ash borer is responsible for the destruction of over 50 million ash trees in the U.S. since its discovery in Michigan. For more information and pictures, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html

If you think you have EAB, call the Department's EAB and Firewood hotline at 1-866-640-0652.

http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

On June 17, 2009, Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in New York. (Official Press Release)

News & Events 8/22/2018

In Memoriam

We are sad to report the loss of two dear friends of Yankee Lake in the past week. Click the links below for further information:

James H. Vooght, a retired control engineer for Dematic, and a former resident of Stony Point, died unexpectedly Friday, 17 August 2018 at his home at Yankee Lake. He was 69.

Robbie Gowan Masterson, concert pianist and teacher, died on 18 August 2018 in Seguin, Texas. She was 99. It was a blessing that her son, John Masterson, could be with her at the time of her passing.


Doug Spranger made and edited a 5 minute video taken from his drone copter flying over Yankee Lake. This beautiful sequence was shot in high definition (1080 p), and can be viewed on YouTube at this link.

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