Cortlandt, NY – Cortlandt Manor, and neighboring areas, are under Emerald Ash Borer quarantine per the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
A new Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis) infestation was recently uncovered at a Cortlandt Manor residence by Trevor G. Hall, an arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts in Elmsford. Hall promptly reported it, as required by law.
With the positive confirmation of this invasive insect, untreated ash trees within a 15-mile radius of detection are at high risk for infestation, Bartlett experts said.
To prevent further spread, the quarantine ruling prohibits the transport of wood to and from affected areas.
With camping season in full swing, it is important that those who travel within quarantined areas not transport firewood from campsites. Ideally, all remaining firewood should be burned before leaving the site.
Tree care, landscape management companies, and private citizens should always report EAB activity to the NY State EAB Hotline at 1-866-640-0652.