Oswego Tree Stewards Tag Vulnerable Ash Trees at Breitbeck Park

OSWEGO, NY – Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive species that is killing ash trees in counties and provinces surrounding Central New York.

Currently Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Chemung Counties to the West and Albany, Ulster, Orange and Greene counties to the east and Ontario Province in Canada to the north are quarantined and have a “No Moving Firewood” order.

On Wednesday, the Oswego Tree Stewards will be joined by Sarah Conley, representative of the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM (Partnership for Invasive Species Management), to identify the ash trees in Breitbeck Park and distribute information to the public on what signs to look for with Emerald Ash Borer.

New biological controls have been identified and tree inoculations are being used in some areas to prevent ash tree mortality.

To get more information, visit the SLELOC PRISM  website at www.sleloinvasives.org or the NYS DEC at www.dec.ny.gov and search “emerald ash borer” or call NYS DEC at 1-866-640-0652.