JEFFERSON CO., N.Y. — On Friday, March 26, 2021, at 1 p.m. the following area partners will conduct a free Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) webinar. Presenters will provide information on the EAB beetle, its expected impact on ash trees throughout Jefferson County, how and when to protect your ash trees, and ways to improve the resiliency of your forest and landscape trees from future invasive species.
- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- The City of Watertown
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
- The SLELO-PRISM (St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management)
- Arborcare Tree Service
The EAB was discovered in the City of Watertown in the Fall of 2019. EAB is an invasive beetle that targets and kills ash trees by feeding on and destroying the vascular tissue of host trees. As infestation levels increase, the pest dramatically limits the movement of water and nutrients throughout infested trees. If not preventatively treated, ash trees can become brittle and hazardous within a few years after initial infestation, ultimately requiring removal.
To attend the webinar, please register at https://www.sleloinvasives.org/event/7439/ or contact Sue Gwise, at Sjg42@cornell.edu.
–CCE of Jefferson County
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