emerald ash borer http://wamc.org en NYC DEP To Remove Trees To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Beetle http://wamc.org/post/nyc-dep-remove-trees-prevent-spread-invasive-beetle <p>The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has begun removing trees around a reservoir in Ulster County to limit the impact of an invasive beetle.</p><p></p><p>The New York City&nbsp;DEP Friday announced it has started the removal of some 2,000 ash trees to limit the impact of the emerald ash borer.</p><p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:11:33 +0000 Allison Dunne 85444 at http://wamc.org NYC DEP To Remove Trees To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Beetle Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations http://wamc.org/post/environmental-groups-weigh-ny-dec-draft-invasive-species-regulations <p>Environmental groups are weighing in on proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to halt the spread of invasive species.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The New York State Department of Conservation is currently accepting comments on proposed regulations that identify specific invasive species of plants, algae, animals, insects, and fungi and supply language on how those species should be handled to halt or limit their spread, which cause harm to native species in New York and beyond.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:26:26 +0000 Lucas Willard 79748 at http://wamc.org Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations Vermont Working to Prevent Arrival of Ash Tree Pest http://wamc.org/post/vermont-working-prevent-arrival-ash-tree-pest <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation is reminding people the best way to prevent the spread of an invasive insect that kills ash trees is to burn only local firewood. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 61944 at http://wamc.org Vermont Working to Prevent Arrival of Ash Tree Pest Invasive Beetle May Have Made its Way to New Hampshire http://wamc.org/post/invasive-beetle-may-have-made-its-way-new-hampshire <p></p><p></p><p>An invasive beetle that has beleaguered 18 other states including Massachusetts and Connecticut may have made its way to New Hampshire. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:26:10 +0000 Pat Bradley 61548 at http://wamc.org Invasive Beetle May Have Made its Way to New Hampshire Berkshire County Wood Products Industry Will See Changes Under Quarantine http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-county-wood-products-industry-will-see-changes-under-quarantine <p></p><p>Due to the discovery of the invasive emerald ash borer in Dalton last summer, Berkshire County is now under strict orders to contain the movement of ash lumber and all hardwood firewood from outside of its borders.</p><p></p><p>Dicken Crane sells ash lumber from his Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton. He said that if the quarantine zone were not confined to Berkshire County only, he’d have an easier time getting his lumber or firewood processed, which often must be done in other parts of the state.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:36:53 +0000 Lucas Willard 59379 at http://wamc.org Berkshire County Wood Products Industry Will See Changes Under Quarantine Mass. DCR Announces Quarantine to Halt Spread of Invasive Insect http://wamc.org/post/mass-dcr-announces-quarantine-halt-spread-invasive-insect <p></p><p>The Masscahusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced today a bold step in preventing the spread of an invasive insect.&nbsp; Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p><p>At the DCR’s headquarters in Pittsfield Thursday morning, Commissioner Ed Lambert made an announcement on action that will be taken to control the serious threat of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer….</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58297 at http://wamc.org Mass. DCR Announces Quarantine to Halt Spread of Invasive Insect Stakeholders Concerned About Invasive Pest, Quarantine http://wamc.org/post/stakeholders-concerned-about-invasive-pest-quarantine <p>At a public meeting in Pittsfield, a panel of state and federal officials heard comments from landowners and stakeholders in the forest products industry about how Massachusetts should protect itself from further infestation of an invasive forest pest. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>In the basement auditorium of Pittsfield’s public library, state and federal officials discussed the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Berkshire town of Dalton, ways to prevent the spread of the insect, and answered questions from a packed house of attendees.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 50032 at http://wamc.org Stakeholders Concerned About Invasive Pest, Quarantine Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Found in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/invasive-emerald-ash-borer-found-berkshires <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">In the Berkshire County town of Dalton, state officials announced the first confirmed detection of an invasive insect in Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...</span></p><p>Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the state Department of Agricultural Resources announced in Dalton that the Emerald ash borer has been detected in the Commonwealth. DCR Commissioner Ed Lambert…</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:07:13 +0000 Lucas Willard 47730 at http://wamc.org Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Found in Berkshires