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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Research Notes: Emerald Ash Borer found in Quebec

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program sends word from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (similar to our USDA APHIS) that the emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has been found in the Montérégie region of Quebec bordering northern New York State. Humans are the number one vector for spreading EAB through transport of infested nursery stock, lumber, firewood and mulch. After infestation, the canopies of infested ash trees are dead within two years. USDA APHIS gives an excellent background on EAB in North America.

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