Emerald ash borer confirmed in Chautauqua County

Date(s) - Monday, May 05, 2014
7:00 pm

Fredonia State College


A free information session on the invasive insect emerald ash borer (EAB) will be offered at 7 p.m. May 5 at McEwen G24 on the Fredonia State College Campus.

With the recent detection of EAB near Fredonia along the Thruway, learn what this means for homeowners and municipalities with ash trees and what resources are available to assist stakeholders in making management decisions that control costs, minimize risk, and maintain property values.

The session is organized by the WNY EAB Taskforce, CCE of Chautauqua County and the NY Invasive Species Outreach Program, with technical support from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Staff members from these organizations will be presenting at the meeting. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) education credits have been applied for.

The public is welcome at this free session.

For more information contact Sharon Bachman with CCE Erie and the NY Invasive Species Outreach Program (sin2@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400 x 150) or Ginny Carlberg with CCE Erie (vec22@cornell.edu or 716-664-9502 x 202).
Emerald ash borer is a small invasive green beetle that infests and kills all species of American ash (Fraxinus) trees. EAB has been in the US since the mid-1990s and was likely introduced through wood packing material brought into Michigan where EAB was first identified in 2002. The first detection in New York was near Randolph in Cattaraugus County in 2009. Currently there are 21 counties in New York with known EAB infestations. Ash trees are commonly found as street trees, along roadsides, and in yards and forests comprising 10 percent of trees in Chautauqua County.