OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Tree Stewards will be doing public education events at the band concert Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Breitbeck Park.
Have you noticed purple box traps in ash trees as you drive around the state? Do you wonder what the big deal is about the “Don’t Move Firewood” signs you’ve been seeing on car bumpers or on posters? Have you read about a tiny green beetle called Emerald Ash Borer that is destroying ash trees in the Northeast?
While listening to the Oswego City Band, you will see some members of the Oswego Tree Stewards (wearing orange vests) as they attach yellow tags to about a dozen ash trees they have identified in the park.
If the Emerald Ash Borer comes to Oswego via firewood from out of town or flies here from the nearby counties its already in, the city could lose all the ash trees in the city.
In between numbers, you can talk with the people in the orange vests about what they are doing and why they are doing it.