New York Quarantines for Emerald Ash Borer

New York state has added an additional county to its quarantine list in an effort to stop the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.


The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has added Orange County to its quarantine area in an effort to stop the spread of the invasive, tree-destroying Emerald Ash Borer. As its name implies, the Emerald Ash Borer feeds on ash trees, with the adults destroying the leaves while the larvae hatch and burrow their way to the cambium to feed, eventually killing the tree.

The quarantine prohibits the movement of regulated articles within and beyond Orange County, including any part of ash trees, ash lumber, ash logs, firewood from any tree species and wood chips and bark mulch from any tree species whether composted or uncomposted. For a complete listing of items affected by the quarantine, please visit the New York DEC website.

For additional counties involved in the quarantine or to report or learn how to detect the Emerald Ash Borer, please visit the New York DEC Emerald Ash Borer page.

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