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For Park Loses Battle to 3 Key Invasive Species

Park Loses Battle to 3 Key Invasive Species

Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long Horn Beetle and Wooly Adelgid are established in central Adirondacks, resulting in large areas with dead trees which present a serious fire risk, but also offer a potential source of biomass. Some want to clear the deadwood in the Forest Preserve.

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DEC Adopts Aggressive Protocol for Invasives in the Forest Preserve

The protocol lays out aggressive response programs for controlling invasives on Forest Preserve lands.

Read the protocol here.

Lantern Flies Eat Everything, Multiply Fast

Lantern Flies are a new forest and crop pest coming into New York.  They eat almost everything and reproduce very fast.

Read the news story here.

Woolly Adelgid Fight Steps Up Efforts

The insect is continuing to move north.  Efforts to train people to find it and deal with it are being expanded.

Read the news story here.

Southern Pine Beetle Found in Albany

The southern pine beetle was found on Long Island in 2014.  Now, in 2018, it has been found in Albany.

Read the news story here

HWA Showing Up Around Lake George

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid has been found on Prospect Mountain in Lake George.  

Read the news story here.

EAB Found in Messena

Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Messena on Barnhart Island.

Read the news story here

Cornell Working on Adelgid Response

Cornell researchers are working on adelgid controls.  The work includes a new biocontrol lab.

Read the news story here.
Info from Cornell can be found here.

Border City Decides to Remove Ash Trees Before EAB Arrives

The ash trees in Ogdensburg will be removed before EAB arrives.  It is nearby already. The removal of the trees will be easier, cheaper, faster and safer than waiting until they die, say city managers.

Read the story here.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Shows up in the Forest Preserve

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has shown up on Forest Preserve lands near Lake George.  It was found on July 18.  There are also reports of it on private land in Schroon Lake.  

Read the news story here.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Expanded

In an effort to slow the spread of EAB, the State has expanded the quarantine program.

Read the news story here.


Emerald Ash Borer Hits St Lawrence County

The insect is coming into St Lawrence from the north side of the St Lawrence River, an area already heavily infested.  

Read the news story here.

Oak Tree Killing Fungus Spreading in NYS

Oak Wilt was first seen in NYS in 2008 but is now found in multiple locations west and south in the State.  There is no way to combat the fungus.

Read the news story here.

Adk Forest Pest Summit Set for July 2016

The major forest insects are now arriving at the edges of the Park.  The summit will cover different approaches to dealing with the pests.

Read the news story here.

Emerald Ash Borer in Saratoga County

The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Saratoga County.

Read the news item here.

Two More Insects to Hit the Forest, EAB Update

The Emerald Ask Borer is now written about as inevitable.  Add two more insects that target pines and sugar maples.

Read the news item here.

Emerald Ash Borer Approach from Canada

Coming from Canadian provinces to the north, Ogdensburg is moving to taking proactive control steps.

Read the news story here.

Woolly Adelgid Update

The Park's ancient hemlock forests ring lakes and campsites.  Their disappearance will be a big deal.

Read the current news here.

Pacific Northwest Bugs Flown in to Fight Woolly Adelgid

Flies being brought here from the northwest to fight woolly adelgid.

Read the news story here.

Woolly Adelgid Now in 25 NYS Counties

The bug attacks hemlock forests.  Unconfirmed reports say it has been found in the Lake Placid area as well.

Read the current info here.

Southern Pine Beetle Found on Long Island

The highly destructive beetle previously was only found in the US South, but is apparently moving north

Read the news story here.

Hopes Fades for Emerald Ash Borer Control

New science says there is not stopping the bug.

Read the new story here.

NJ says it has won against the emerald ash borer

There may be something to learn from NJ on this topic.  There is reason to be optimistic.

Read the NY Times article about this here.

For Park Loses Battle to 3 Key Invasive Species

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