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Gillibrand seeks funding to battle Ash Borer Beetle in NY

Gillibrand seeks funding to battle Ash Borer Beetle in NY

As the emerald ash borer makes its way across the northeast and into New York State, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging for federal funding to battle the invasive beetle.

The ash borer has been found in 14 upstate counties, as nearby as Tioga County.

Gillibrand wrote a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, advocating for the resources to control the species and protect New York’s forests, which could see seven percent destroyed if the beetle isn’t stopped.

There are an estimated 900 million ash trees in New York State.

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