WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that has found its way into Jefferson County and other areas of Northern New York. The insect’s name is due to its bright green color and lethal effect on ash trees. For trees affected, near 100% mortality occurs within two to four years. First found in the Midwest in 2002, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees throughout North America. In New York State, ash trees comprise roughly 7 to 25% of forests and is commonly used for landscaping. Whether you have ash trees in your landscape or in a forest setting, get the latest, research-based information on how to deal with this pest. Speakers will include Michael DeMarco (Watertown City Planner and ISA Certified Arborist) and Glen Roberts (NYS DEC Forester).
This FREE program will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County offices located at 203 North Hamilton St. Watertown, NY 13601.
Please register online by visiting: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/AshBorer_222
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
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