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Forty-two NY counties quarantined due to Emerald Ash Borer

Forty-two NY counties quarantined due to Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer’s continuous spread throughout the northeast is causing the DEC to put 42 counties under quarantine from the ash tree-killing beetle.

The quarantine went into effect May 1 and is up 22 counties from the previous quarantine.

Cornell Entomologist Mark Whitmore says people need to make themselves educated about the beetle and the reality will hit when they have dead trees in their neighborhood or on their property.

He says now is the time to start educating the public and preparing communities for the Ash Borer.

Whitmore says about 2 percent of state forests in New York are already infested.

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