Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
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.
On June 17, 2009, Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in New York. (Official Press Release)
- Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City Emerald Ash Borer Page
- New York Invasive Species Information EAB Page (The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse Site)
- New York Department of Environmental Conservation's EAB Page
- In New York, if you suspect you may have EAB in your ash trees, call 1-866-640-0652.
News & Events 6/15/2018
Art of the Basha Kill
The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will be hosting a new Art of the Basha Kill exhibit, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM, from 3 June – 24 June, at their John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, in Wurtsboro. Meet the artisists and BKAA representatives while enjoying free refreshments at the opening reception, Saturday 9 June from 2-4 PM.
Bass Masters Tournament will be Saturday 23 June from 6 AM to Noon. Cost is $50/boat. Register at the boat with the red flag near the Heyny Islands. Guests must be in the boat with a current YLPA member.
Yankee Lake from Above: 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.
Our own Dorothy Langseder died peacefully in her Yankee Lake home with her children by her side, on Monday, 5 March 2018. Her Memorial Page can be found here.Read More Read ALL