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NY expands quarantine on ash wood products after Emerald Ash Borer discovery

New York has expanded a quarantine on ash wood products to cover portions of Oneida, Madison and Onondaga counties and all of Cortland, Cayuga and Tompkins counties.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – New York has expanded a quarantine on ash wood products to cover portions of Oneida, Madison and Onondaga counties and all of Cortland, Cayuga and Tompkins counties.

The quarantine is an effort to stop the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, discovered in Syracuse just a couple of weeks ago.

The state has banned untreated firewood from entering New York, and since 2008, has forbidden it from moving more than 50 miles from its source.

If you have concerns about the recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer and how it may impact you, there is a meeting being held by the Cornell Cooperative Extension on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at the Bob Cecile Center on West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse.

The panel can answer your questions and help you identify whether you have an ash tree on your property.

You’re encouraged to bring photos if you are unsure if they are ash trees.

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