Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire)
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was confirmed in Onondaga County in 2013. New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, and the Department of Environmental Conservation have changed the quarantine boundaries and policies regarding ash wood management. The goal is to help municipalities more effectively manage infested wood. Infested wood can now be moved throughout the year within quarantined areas. Please visit the DEC website for the full list of quarantined towns and counties within New York State and further detail on the new quarantine policies. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/47761.html
Management and Control of EAB
Maps of EAB and Quarantines
History of Emerald Ash Borer in the U.S
Impacts of EAB
There are many insects that look similar to Emerald ash borer. Check out these photos of EAB look-a-likes to see if the bug you found may be EAB.
If you think you found EAB:
Contact us at Cornell Cooperative Extension – 315-424-9485, or Call the DEC EAB hotline at (866) 640-0652 How to Identify Ash trees Ash trees look very similar to a number of other tree species in the region. They are often confused with Hickory species (Carya sp.), Box Elder (Acer negundo), Sumac (Rhus sp.), Walnut (Juglans sp), Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), and others. Ash trees always have compound leaves with 7-11 leaflets, with opposite branching and stem arrangement, and oar-shaped seeds. The bark looks different depending on the species and age of the tree. Be certain you know what you have before you seek professional tree care assistance. If you need help identifying your tree, please contact us at 315-424-9485.
Other Useful Links :
New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Quarantine Information Don’t Move Firewood Jessi Lyons, Natural Resources Team Coordinator, Speaks about EAB on WRVO April 4, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer locations updated May 2015
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