Right now, the emerald ash borer is the newest threat to the Northeast. It has been found in Ulster and Greene Counties in New York State. If the emerald ash borer keeps moving, we stand to lose all our ash trees.
In Worcester, Massachusetts more than 30,000 trees were removed after an outbreak of the Asian longhorned beetle there since 2008. New York, Connecticut and the rest of the Northeast is an easy hitchhike on firewood, and delicious maple, birch, willow, ash and other beautiful trees await these tree killers if you move firewood.
A suite of invasive pests are moving around the United States. Preventing their arrival in our area is essential to the health of our street trees, forests, and natural areas. Don’t move firewood—and you’ll stop the spread.
New York State regulates the movement of firewood within 50 miles of its sources. Make sure you are compliant with state regulations. Learn more today!